Talk about “a bird in the hand”! While hiking in Hendrie Valley in the Hamilton area, Brenda Doherty of Ariss, Ontario, snapped this great shot of a black-capped chickadee feeding from a woman’s gloved hand.
You’ll find plenty of sandpipers along the shores of Lake Huron. They’re as much a staple of Goderich, Ontario’s beach as the sun, sand and spectacular sunsets! Thanks to Dale Matthies for sharing.
No gallery of Canadian birds would be complete without a robin. The bird that represents the return of spring made a challenging subject for Alexandra Fontaine’s lens.
Who’s that hiding behind those pussywillows? According to Sidney, B.C.’s Delia McCrae, it’s a spotted towhee, snapped in its native habitat at Island View Beach on Vancouver Island.
Strike a pose! Patricia Powell photographed this cormorant drying his wings on the banks of the Annapolis River.
If you’ve ever wondered who’s making that racket in the marsh, here’s your culprit. With their characteristic okalee! call, red winged blackbirds are among the most distinctive-sounding Canadian birds.
Rene Wagner of Sceptre, Saskatchewan, writes, “As I was sitting down for a bite to eat, I glanced out my window and noticed this pretty little redpoll.
Rhea Hayes of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, writes, “The bright blue colour of this steller’s jay showed up beautifully against the white of the winter snow.”