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November 20, 2017

Northern Cardinals Bring Splash Of Color To Cornell Feeders

Watch a beautiful pair of Northern Cardinals bring both warm and intense shades of red to the Cornell Lab FeederWatch cam this morning! Some cardinal pairs will spend the winter together, either staying on their breeding grounds or assembling in winter flocks that can consist of family members and birds from adjacent breeding territories. 

November 20, 2017

Gray Jays Make A Pit Stop In Ontario

The Gray Jay is a bird equipped to thrive in the cold winter temperatures the northern boreal forests. These curious corvids have incredibly thick, fluffy plumage that it puffs up in cold weather, enveloping its legs and feet. Even its nostrils are covered with feathers! 

November 20, 2017

Blue Jays Race To Pick Up Peanuts

Watch Blue Jays swoop in and pluck peanuts from the feeder tray on the Ontario FeederWatch cam.