Song Sparrow - Wikimedia

Song Sparrow – Wikimedia

Spending the morning birding, I found eight species of sparrow – Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, American Tree Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow (all in my garden), Swamp Sparrow, Fox Sparrow (both Lynch’s Rock Rd), Savannah Sparrow (Douro 3rd Line south of Cedar Cross Line), Vesper Sparrow (TCT between Blezard & Cameron Lines). Also on the TCT were Winter Wren, Rusty Blackbird, more Fox Sparrows, and a Cooper’s Hawk. Other sightings were several Wilson’s Snipes in various run-off ponds, two Cackling Geese, many Northern Pintails, American Wigeons, Ring-necked Ducks, American Black Ducks, a pair of Greater Scaup, Green-winged Teals – all at Mather’s Corners, a Blue-winged Teal on Blezard Line just south of Elmhirst Rd, and a pair of Northern Shovelers on Douro 8th Line north of Nassau Rd.

Wilson's Snipe by Greg Piasetzki

Wilson’s Snipe by Greg Piasetzki

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Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.