April 9, 2013

The Birds of North America that visited our garden

House Sparrow
Birds of North America is a complete photographic guide to every Bird species we will see in North America written by experts from Canada and US. We really enjoyed learning about birds from this jargon-free book.  This guide has close up, colourful photography that brings over 650 birds species to life. It is a wonderful reference book to people of all ages with all levels of experience. We liked learning about the social behaviours and nesting habits of the birds we encounter during different seasons. Learning and recognizing the different species of birds becomes easier with a colourful book like this.

My family and I are bird enthusiasts, so we spend many summer evenings trying to take pictures of birds. I try to lure different birds into our garden with birdseeds, water and shade. Thankfully we have had the pleasure of capturing images of birds like hawks, junco, sparrows, cardinals, blue jays and more. Bird watching is a wonderful, peaceful pass time and once I started taking images I learned the uniqueness of the different species and learned to recognize them.
Canada Goose
Enjoy the images and videos of birds we have captured in the past from our garden, some around parks and places in Toronto. 
Courtship feeding by the male Northern Cardinal to the female to reinforce and maintain pair bond.

Mute Swan males have a knob over their orange bill that looks swollen compared to the female. Although, they are named as mute the birds are not. They make lots of sounds that you will be able to hear in this video we took.  

Birds of Prey: Osprey, Falcon and Hawks are a little difficult for me to identify so I will be reading the book a little more closely and comparing the pictures of the birds to identify their names.

American Robin
Tricoloured blackbird
Cowbirds that is shown in the video below, don’t make their own nests so the females lay about 20 eggs in the nests of several other species. The foster parents that receive these eggs decide if they want to accept the foreign egg and feed the chick.

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  1. That is awesome! I love seeing the birds come out this time of year!

  2. Seems like a great book if you are into birds~ the photo's are amazing

  3. That would be a great book to take with us camping! We see so many different birds when we're out of the city.

  4. You sure have a lot of bird species around you. I'm looking forward to the hummingbirds arriving (any day) and we have a lot of robins, cardinals and yellow finches. They really are a beautiful species. Thanks for sharing.

    Besos, Sarah
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    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  5. What an interesting post .. Missing my previous apartment in atlanta .. Had a bird feeder ..and lots of birds every day ...


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