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December 08, 2017

Ducks And Geese Galore On Snowy Sapsucker Woods Pond

A mixed group of Canada Geese, Mallards, and American Black Ducks weaved between one another on the unfrozen areas of a snowy Sapsucker Woods Pond this morning. Some species of waterfowl, like the Canada Goose, are highly gregarious with one another during migration and winter, often gathering and feeding in large flocks. They aren't always so friendly with other species of geese and ducks, with whom they actively compete for food during wintering periods. 

December 08, 2017

Usual Suspects Visit The Cornell Feeders

A Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, European Starling, and flock of Mourning Doves round out the usual suspects on the Cornell Lab FeederWatch cam this morning. As snow and colder temperatures move in and the natural food sources become scarcer, winter time can be a hard time for birds. Learn how to help our feathered friends by prepping for this challenging period with this Winter Bird Feeding guide from our friends at Project FeederWatch: http://bit.ly/2AGK2VE 

December 07, 2017

Common Raven Flies Off With Bill Full Of Deer Fat

Was that an earthquake!? No, it's a Common Raven that wasn't keen on sharing the strips deer fat on the feeder platform of the Ontario FeederWatch Cam this morning. You might think it odd to provide fat at the feeders, but some birds (especially Common Ravens, American Crows, and Gray Jays) find it quite a treat. In fact, animal fat is offered at bird feeders all of the time in the form of suet!