Region’s biggest woodpecker is surprisingly shy

Originally posted on Our Fine Feathered Friends:
Photo by Bryan Stevens • A Pileated Woodpecker pays a visit to a walnut tree. I heard the raucous antics of the large woodpecker before I saw it. A large Pileated Woodpecker had landed in the upper branches of a wild cherry tree near the creek that runs past my home. From spring to summer, the leaves of… Continue reading Region’s biggest woodpecker is surprisingly shy

Yearly survey encourages participation of citizen-scientists

Originally posted on Our Fine Feathered Friends:
Photo by Bryan Stevens • The Eastern Bluebird is one of the most beloved American songbirds. Birds can bring so much excitement and entertainment into our lives, whether they are flocking to our feeders or we are seeking them out at favorite birding spots. Next month, we can do something to repay birds for all the joy their… Continue reading Yearly survey encourages participation of citizen-scientists

5MR Birding in Hamilton, Ontario

Originally posted on The Experienced Intermediate Birder:
Have you heard about 5MR birding yet? The idea is to bird within a five-mile radius of your home address. I believe the concept originated in the USA. Here in Ontario and the rest of Canada, it’s actually 8KR as we use the metric system. 5MR birding is a green initiative. So many birders patrol their patches or… Continue reading 5MR Birding in Hamilton, Ontario

White Pelicans Flocking Up

Originally posted on Wildlifewatcher's Blog:
I spotted this large gathering of American White Pelicans at the Freedom Pointe Lake here in The Villages, Florida. There also were a few cormorants mixed-in with the pelicans.  The pelicans will soon be making their way back up North. Like many others, I am now staying at home as much as possible these days.  I am sharing mostly… Continue reading White Pelicans Flocking Up