Spring by Kathryn White

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Symphony of the Birds

One of the amazing miracles of Spring is the return of the birds and their beautiful, cheerful early morning birdsong. I love pausing in my morning just to listen to them; a chorus of singing.
This is the display in the front hall as we celebrate the arrival of the Spring Birds:

One of my favourite birds happens to be the Robin, whose arrival always marks the first of Spring for me:

When I was in England, I was charmed by the british robin, so small and adorable!

Emma Bridgewater does a lovely job of depicting birds on pottery:

And when I was in Stratford recently, I took a wee bit of Britain home with me in the form of this lilac scented candle:

You can listen to the birds of Ontario here:

Barn Swallow, Cedar waxwing, Grasshopper sparrow, Ruffed Grouse, Indigo Bunting, Cerulean Warbler, Am. Redstart, Eastern Bluebird, Piping Plover, Eastern Kingbird, White-throated Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Black and White Warbler, House Finch, Northern Hawk Owl, Magnolia Warbler, Pine Siskin, Pine Warbler, Pine Grosbeak, Am. Bittern, Long-tailed Duck, Brewster's Warbler, House Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Bobolink, Common Redpoll, Red-tailed Hawk, Snowy Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Marsh Wren, Winter Wren, Dunlin, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-bellied Plover, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Tree Swallow, Sanderling,
Mourning Warbler, Great Gray Owl, Black-throated Blue Warbler,
Black-throated Green Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Canada Jay, Lesser Yellowlegs, Canada Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Prairie Warbler, White-winged Crossbill, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Spruce Grouse, Virginia Rail, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Purple Finch, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Savannah Sparrow.

Great birding websites here: