The Homestone

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bird of the Year visits the meadow

You won't find us on Twitter, we don't tweet; but we do love birds and one of our favourite spring time visitors is the Evening Grosbeak .  We are all of us Finches after all.  
Evening Grosbeaks don't really have a definitive song apparently ~ instead they have conversations.  And they can't be nailed down ... no solid migration path.  Not much is known about their nesting behavior either.   They are this years ABA BOY ~ Bird of the Year with the American Birding Association.  Perhaps this BOY distinction will bring together more information about this delightful bird.

We live on the edge of the Boreal Forest ~ for more information about Boreal Songbirds you might enjoy visiting these websites.

 The Boreal Songbird Initiative
Conserving the Boreal Forest for our songbirds

Friday, July 06, 2012

Oh deer. It must be July.

A trio of young bucks decided to come by for a visit the day before last.  Just around coffee time. There they were just outside our kitchen window. Wondering if the grass is indeed greener and curious about the newest span of stacked log zig zag fencing.  Our next half hour was full of exclamations of delight with our cameras clicking and whirring.

Delightful.  What a great planet!



July on the meadow.