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Bird Magnetism with Blossoms

This is the week each year when we recognise that we can’t keep up with the rate of growth out there in garden-land. It’s also the week when bird migration really gets moving and the bird magnet (aka the waterfall) comes into its infallible own. Not long after last week’s newsletter was dispatched to inboxes [...]

2017-05-20T17:33:13-04:00Saturday, May 20, 2017|Baie-D'Urfe, birds, flowers, Garden|

Herons and Magnolias

The Magnolia stellata and Magnolia grandiflora are putting on good shows this year (such a shame there was actually snow mixed with last night's heavy rain). Mid-morning today a Great Blue Heron decided to visit us - he stood on the arch for several minutes looking at the pond before deciding that as it contains [...]

2012-04-23T14:34:29-04:00Monday, April 23, 2012|birds, flowers, Gardening, spring|

Redpolls (at last)

This morning we received an email from a British birder stranded in Montreal for the weekend and who had found our website (www.sparroworks.ca) and was seeking help with ideas for places to go birding ... well, it's very cold right now, down near the minus twenties and heaven only knows what with the windchill.  Anyway, I sent him some suggestions and [...]

2011-01-22T15:40:25-05:00Saturday, January 22, 2011|birds, Food, Gardening|


No - not the Canadian Broadcasting Company but the Christmas Bird Count at Hudson which we were involved with today.  CBCs are a tradition for birders and have been running for 107 years now so the data is building up ... the Hudson one isn't that venerable but it has a good few decades behind it. Unusually [...]

2011-01-02T14:46:11-05:00Sunday, January 2, 2011|Birding links, birds, canada, Uncategorized|
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