Friday, April 23, 2010

BIRDS IN THE CITY

A male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Yes, they do exist!

I work across from Queens Park, right in the heart of Toronto, not really a place one would expect to come across a variety of birds. But after hearing about a few sightings, and finding out that a lot of migratory birds pass through in April and May, I decided to go have a look.

I spent my lunch break there yesterday and probably will now every nice day until the end of May, I was amazed at the variety of birds hanging about. Some of them will stay until fall, and others are just stopping in for a rest on their way further north.

All pictures in this blog post are of birds I saw yesterday and images are from Google images. If you live in downtown Toronto why not head over to Queens Park and see what you can spot!


A Chipping Sparrow, they have a beautiful song and spend a lot of time on the ground.


A Ruby-crowned Kinglet. They will head further north for the summer.


A Northern Flicker. They love to eat ants!


A Golden-crowned Kinglet. Like the Ruby-crowned, they are just having a rest here before heading further north.
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