I loved birding and was thrilled to see my name mentioned in last weekend's bird column in the Ottawa Citizen.
Although the article says that this was my first time seeing these birds, actually, rose-breasted grosbeaks appear here every year, like clockwork. Lucky me.
Other spring visitors are the white-crowned sparrows who like to scratch for food on the ground.
Lovely coloured birds this time of year! The purple finches are showy...
...and the American goldfinches, who I feed all winter, go from a dull olive colour to canary yellow. Wowee!