BIRD WATCHING AND BIRDS OF CANADA.

MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I’m huge of fan of birds and being from England my bird pedigree for identification is very good and use to go out each week with a pair of binoculars, since immigrated to Ontario I’m not familiar with Ontario birds.
I’m after a field guide with detailed “info about the species, season appearances and where to find.”

Has anyone had any luck with these
Lorimer Field Guide to 225 Ontario Birds?
or birds of Ontario

Andy Bezer?

Thank you :)
 

Hal

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Staff member
Check out eBird and the Merlin Bird ID from Cornell University. They're free apps and very good for bird identification. They also let you know what you can see at any time through feedback from other users.
 

Peatmoss

Carnivore
The apps Hal recommended are both excellent, and free, if you're looking for a book, I recommend Sibley Birds East (this is the one I use) or the Nat Geo field guide to Birds of Eastern North America (this one comes highly reccomended by many birders), they both cover a larger area than just ontario, but the illustrations are much better than what you'll find in a more localized guide.
 

MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
The apps Hal recommended are both excellent, and free, if you're looking for a book, I recommend Sibley Birds East (this is the one I use) or the Nat Geo field guide to Birds of Eastern North America (this one comes highly reccomended by many birders), they both cover a larger area than just ontario, but the illustrations are much better than what you'll find in a more localized guide.
thank you very much CHaps!! That app is awesome, even has the calling sounds!!
 

MimiStew24

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Here’s my little project of a bird feed station with a twist!
I didn’t plan to do this New DIY and I wanted to use this rotten old chair on the wall which really is old lol and convert it into a bird station.. so I finally had it all sorted and then the DREADED SQUIRREL! I really despise them lol they could not get the seed from the ground and this one particular squirrel decided to play supermen and jump from the garage roof on to the roof off the the bird station sending it all crashing and old chair got smashed to pieces lol my project was ruined by the squirrel! :mad:

so then spent 5 hours on making a new bird station with bits of wood and made a wooden platform with screws and screw driver lol
Then used wall plugs and screws to the wall.

I pray these squirrels do not wreck this tmrw lol
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
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The squirrels will climb the tree, go along the roof and jump onto the feeder. You've got a few hours. Only way is special feeders that rotate and fling the squirrel off or hanging ones with no squirrel access which is unlikely.
 

MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
The squirrels will climb the tree, go along the roof and jump onto the feeder. You've got a few hours. Only way is special feeders that rotate and fling the squirrel off or hanging ones with no squirrel access which is unlikely.
omg lol I don’t mind them feeding but trashing this is unexpectable lol
 

Lloyd Gordon

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When I tried to protect my tomatoes during a squirrel apocalypse 2 years ago, it was crazy. Nothing would keep them out. They are the mammalian equivalent of mealy bugs.
 

MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
When I tried to protect my tomatoes during a squirrel apocalypse 2 years ago, it was crazy. Nothing would keep them out. They are the mammalian equivalent of mealy bugs.
Haha apocalypse. omg sorry to hear this! They took all your Harvest!!! They really are devils. only grow hot peppers during summer and they think twice about munch-in on them.
 

Lloyd Gordon

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The stupid thing is they don't even like or eat the tomatoes. They think they're walnuts and demolish the fruits looking for the nut inside. Of course they never find the "nuts" but they're squirrels, they don't have to be geniuses.
 

MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
The stupid thing is they don't even like or eat the tomatoes. They think they're walnuts and demolish the fruits looking for the nut inside. Of course they never find the "nuts" but they're squirrels, they don't have to be geniuses.
WOW, unbelievable. Wasted squirrels. You know the squirrels broke all our solar panel fence caps. Chewed lot of them. They are really are the Robin Hood of the mammal world! :rolleyes: Crooks.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
This is just wrong :mad:
 

MimiStew24

Carnivorous Plant Addict
:rolleyes:
This is just wrong :mad:
Looks like the gods are with squirrels on this one.
 

Hal

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I use a similar strategy to keep groundhogs out of the vegetables. I plant clover and lettuce round the outside of the garden so they stop there and eat that before getting to my beds. It mostly doesn’t work.
 
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