The Twelve Days of birding (#2)


Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Photo courtesy Carol Wagg


On the Second Day of Christmas, my Gramma gave to me:

2 Feeders full of birds!

In June after my Kindergarten year, we visited my Grandparents in Ontario.  At home, we’re not allowed to have feeders up from April to October as they attract bears; at Gramma’s it’s OK.

She had a seed feeder and a nectar feeder up just outside the window by the breakfast table. Soon I started keeping a list of all the birds I saw there.  After this trip, I was hooked on birds!

Species seen at Gramma’s feeders, and on that trip in Ontario:

  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Mourning Dove
  • Blue Jay
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • American Robin
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • American Crow
  • Mallard
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Canada Goose
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Black Duck
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • House Wren
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Sparrow
  • Northern Flicker
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Ring-billed Gull

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