The Kingdom of the Savannah Sparrow

Iles-de-la-Madeleine 2022 There is a small archipelago of beautiful islands a couple of hours flight north-east of Montreal in the middle of the Gulf of St-Lawrence where we have just passed a splendid week watching birds, discovering wild flowers and eating marvellously fresh seafood. This post is simply a brief record of the [...]

2022-06-29T14:33:07-04:00Wednesday, June 29, 2022|Accounts, animals, flowers, Quebec, sparrows, wildlife|

Garden birds – why gardens need a pond

Had a busy twenty minutes today in the garden this morning with birds flapping all over the place including Yellow-rumped Warblers (about twenty) and a nice Blackburnian amongst the regulars. Almost every bird was there because of the presence of the pond and waterfall - worth all the effort of installing because they certainly attract [...]

2013-05-19T12:24:09-04:00Sunday, May 19, 2013|birds, canada, Garden, Gardening, sparrows, Uncategorized|

First Sparrows of the year

It is always an important thing at the Sparroworks to ensure that we have ticked off House Sparrows as early in the year as possible.  It isn't going to happen around our garden, we have barely seen one for years and the nearest small colony is around the restaurant strip in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue but we had [...]

2012-01-02T18:29:08-05:00Monday, January 2, 2012|sparrows, Uncategorized|
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