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Hermit thrush - Vermont state bird

Vermont State Bird | Hermit Thrush

The hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus) was designated the official state bird of Vermont in 1941. The hermit thrush has a lovely, melancholy song.

{Barred Owl} sweet almost-heart-shaped markings around face

Barred Owl sighted along Duffin's Creek near Markham

As the sun was sinking lower and time was getting on, Bob's eye suddenly registered a Barred Owl sitting in a tree along Duffin's Creek near Markam.

Canada Goose, taken by Karin McDonald in Milton, Ontario, courtesy of Birds and Blooms Magazine.

Canada Goose, taken by Karin McDonald in Milton, Ontario, courtesy of Birds and Blooms Magazine.

e Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) is a wren native to North America. At about 14 cm long, it is grey-brown above, white below, with a long white eyebrow. While similar in appearance to the Carolina Wren, it has a long tail that is tipped in white. Its range is from southern British Columbia, Nebraska, southern Ontario, and southwestern Pennsylvania south to Mexico, Arkansas and the northern Gulf States. The Bewick's Wren does not migrate.

Bewick's wren

Thryomanes bewickii Photo from Minette Layne (Wikipedia) Common name: Bewick's wren (en); carriça-de-Bewick (pt); troglodyte de Bewick (fr); ratona tepetatero (es); buschzaunkönig (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Troglodytidae Range: This species is mostly found in western North America, breeding locally from southern British Columbia, Nebraska, southern Ontario, and southwestern Pennsylvania south to Mexico, Arkansas and the northern Gulf States. Size: The Bewick's wren in 12-14 cm…

Mourning Dove  Adult        Long, streamline shape distinctive      Graduated tail forms pointed shape      Small head, thick chest, small bill

Mourning Dove Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

A graceful, slender-tailed, small-headed dove that’s common across the continent. Mourning Doves perch on telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground; their flight is fast and bullet straight. Their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments. When taking off, their wings make a sharp whistling or whinnying. Mourning Doves are the most frequently hunted species in North America.

Coopers Hawk - Lovely to see, except when they're eating...the songbirds...Photo courtesy of ASHockenberry and www.allaboutbirds.org/guide

Cooper's Hawk Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Among the bird world’s most skillful fliers, Cooper’s Hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide. With their smaller lookalike, the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawks make for famously tricky identifications. Both species are sometimes unwanted guests at bird feeders, looking for an easy meal (but not one…

Much maligned, but still a sharp and fascinating birdie.

Blue Jay Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This common, large songbird is familiar to many people, with its perky crest; blue, white, and black plumage; and noisy calls. Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their fondness for acorns is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period.

Brighton, Ontario Canada Date shot: December 12, 2013..This is the second time I have been able to catch an American Kestrel in the same area.

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swan bear messages of love/relationships, pair for years, sometimes for a lifetime. the swan glides upon the waters of our awareness, a symbol of love, reminder of the blessings found in our relationships. swan graces vibrant traditions as the Hamsa bird. In the Saundarya Lahari (translated: “Waves of Beauty,” it’s a text filled with beautiful mantras from the Hindu perspective) two swans pair together, swimming around in the divine mind “living on honey from the blooming lotus of…

swan bear messages of love/relationships, pair for years, sometimes for a lifetime. the swan glides upon the waters of our awareness, a symbol of love, reminder of the blessings found in our relationships. swan graces vibrant traditions as the Hamsa bird. In the Saundarya Lahari (translated: “Waves of Beauty,” it’s a text filled with beautiful mantras from the Hindu perspective) two swans pair together, swimming around in the divine mind “living on honey from the blooming lotus of…

Northern Mockingbird. Had a pair of these birds in our yard a few years ago. Brighton, Ontario, Canada.

American Robin, Kingbirds, Bluebirds and Chickadees of North America

American Robin, Kingbirds, Bluebirds and Chickadees of North America

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Castle Bird Feeder - 70birds Birdhouse Plans Index

The castle bird feeder is a squirrel-proof feeder made of 3/4" wood with castle crafted features. It accommodates 7 feeding birds at one time.

Scarborough, Ontario Canada	Date shot: July 5, 2013     Thes very small birds are a treat to watch feed and fly

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Behold my Magnificence!  Posted by: Hector Popadopolous //   Goderich, Ontario // Shot: January 18, 2013

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