What are some common native birds seen in the area?

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    Here is a short list of the common birds seen in the winter in rural areas of the Credit River. Does anyone else have any to add?
    – Northern cardinal
    – Black-capped chickadee
    – White-breasted nuthatch
    – Blue jay
    – Cedar waxwing
    – Downy woodpecker
    – Red-bellied woodpecker
    – American tree sparrow
    – Dark-eyed junco
    – American goldfinch

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    A neat article written by the folks at the Guelph Arboretum- Digging for Gold in a Goldenrod Gall

    If you have ever wondered what the bulb-like growths are on the stem of a goldenrod? It is a gall formed as a result of a Gall Fly larva developing. While it’s a cozy spot to spend the winter, the larva also make a great snack for local birds. The article explains how to tell which bird got the larva or if it made it alive!

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    Here’s a recent pic submitted by a local landowner in Halton Hills of a Barred Owl roosting in the trees on their property. The have a distinctive hooting call that is supposed to sound something like “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” Very appropriate as this owl was spotted just before dinner time!

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    #1557 Report Abuse

    I have seen cardinals and chickadees and a few woodpeckers at my bird feeder. Audubon has some great tips on welcoming winter birds.

    1. Create a songbird border
    2. Make a brush pile
    3. Rake leaves up under trees and shrubs
    4. Turn part of your lawn into a mini-meadow

    See the full article here: https://www.audubon.org/news/how-welcome-winter-birds

    #1555 Report Abuse

    You also may come across some of the winter birds featured in this winter birds article, and separate the myths and facts….

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