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
Grouse – Fall
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 have been here since mid November.
Winter – Cardinal & Goldfinch – both are year-round visitors.
Winter – Chickadee – another year-round bird. Hardy souls; you will see them even in the worst weather.
Early Spring – Goldfinch changing colour – you can just see it around the neck a little.
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
Summer – Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Summer – Ruby-throated Hummingbird – you know its time to put away the sandals when the Hummers leave for the year.
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