Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

As an avid bird watcher for me the most pronounced herald of the change of seasons is a change in the bird population. Both the colour of, and the type of birds changes throughout the year.

Canada Geese - Fall

Canada Geese – Fall

Grouse - Fall

Grouse – Fall

November - Evening Grosbeak

In November this year some Evening Grosbeak stopped by on their way south.  Lots of reports throughout Ontario on my birding group.

December 9 - Redpolls

December 9 – Redpolls have been here since mid November.

Winter - Cardinal & Goldfinch

Winter – Cardinal & Goldfinch – both are year-round visitors.

Winter - Chickadee

Winter – Chickadee – another year-round bird. Hardy souls; you will see them even in the worst weather.

Early Spring - Goldfinch changing colour

Early Spring – Goldfinch changing colour – you can just see it around the neck a little.

Spring - Goldfinch

Spring – Goldfinch – here you can really start to see the change. By July they are bright little canary-like things, flitting about in HUGE flocks. Very raucous and playful birds.

June - Turkey Vulture

June – Turkey Vulture

Summer - Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Summer – Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Summer - Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Summer – Ruby-throated Hummingbird – you know its time to put away the sandals when the Hummers leave for the year.

This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge

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11 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons (5) A Forest in Winter « What's (in) the picture?

    • Bird activity is instinctive. They are keyed to a more primal rhythm and are a more accurate signal. As a gardener its something that interests me. Well, plus they are fascinating.

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  2. You are so lucky – the Cardinal comes your way! Beautiful! Lately I’ve had a couple of black-backed woodpeckers coming for the suet – a rare guest down here near sea level. The Birds are all my friends! Thanks for your great photos!
    Tomas

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