Year-Round

An American Goldfinch on a thorny stem. This photo was taken on September 19, 2021 in Cataraqui North. In southern Ontario, these birds are residents throughout the year.

24

A Great Blue Heron stalking prey. This photo was taken on September 9, 2021 in Cataraqui North. The oldest Great Blue Heron lived for 24 years and 6 months.

Strong Fliers

A male and female Mallard duck in flight. This photo was taken on October 29, 2021 in Cataraqui North. These birds are strong fliers and can travel up to 55 miles/h or 88 km/h.

Waxy

A Cedar Waxwing trying to hide behind some leaves. This photo was taken on August 2, 2021 in Cataraqui North. The “wax” in their name comes from the waxy red secretions found on the tips of their wing feathers. (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cedar_Waxwing/overview)

Sunny

A Yellow Warbler in profile. This photo was taken on June 20, 2021 in Cataraqui North. These birds eat mostly insects, so they don’t visit feeders.