Winter of the Finch

March 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The lousy weather continues in Nova Scotia with more snow and wind. All the birds know it's spring though since they are all singing. 

This has been the winter of the finch, with daily tallies at our place in Portuguese Cove as follows:

Goldfinch(100-200)

Purple Finch(50-100)

Pine Siskin(10-20), my Spirit Bird!

Other attendees at our feeders or seen nearby from our house are:

White-throated Sparrow(30-50)

Black-capped Chickadee(10-30)

Song Sparrow(20-40)

Tree Sparrow(5-10)

Starlings(50-100 but erratic)

Blue Jay(20-50)

Mourning Dove(10-50), depending on the weather)

Red-breasted Nuthatch(2)

Dark-eyed Junco(10-30)

Cardinal(1), singing

Red Crossbill(1)

Spruce Grouse(1-2 but erratic)

Ruffed Grouse(1-2 but erratic)

Ring-necked Pheasant(2-6)

Hairy Woodpecker(2)

Downey Woodpecker(2)

Northern Flicker(1)

Fox Sparrow(1), yes its singing

Barred Owl(1 heard)

Sharp-shinned Hawk(1-?)

Turkey Vulture(1)

Bald Eagle(1+ but erratic)

Brown Creeper(2)

Crow(5-20 but erratic)

Common Raven(5-10 but erratic

American Robin(2-50 but erratic)

Bohemian Waxwing(50+ but erratic)

Plus lots of sea ducks and aerial birds.

I think we're spending more money feeding our birds this winter than ourselves and our three cats.

Beside Portuguese Cove Road

Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (1)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (1)

Long Pond, Spryfield  Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (4)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (4) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (5)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (5)

The Dingle 

Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (8)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (8)

Purcell's Cove

Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (10)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (10) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (12)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (12)

McNab's Island Light  McNab's Island LightMcNab's Island Light McNab's Island LightMcNab's Island Light Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (19)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (19)

HMCS Glace Bay HMCS Glace BayHMCS Glace Bay HMCS Glace BayHMCS Glace Bay

Herring Cove Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (28)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (28) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (30)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (30) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (32)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (32) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (34)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (34)

Portuguese Cove Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (36)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (36)

Sambro Island Light Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (37)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (37)

Sambro Head  Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (47)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (47)

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Indian Harbour Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (50)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (50) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (51)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (51) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (52)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (52)

Indian Harbour Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (53)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (53) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (55)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (55) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (56)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (56)

West Pennant River Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (57)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (57) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (58)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (58) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (59)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (59) Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (60)Chebucto Peninsula Early Spring Snow Storm (60)


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