A Splash of Colour

In recent weeks we’ve added spring song to our outdoor experience and now comes the colour.

Keeping pace with the blooming of spring wildflowers, the return of a rich variety of brightly-coloured songbirds from their tropical vacation is what we have been waiting for. Baltimore Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks brighten up our yards and our parks as they prepare for another busy breeding season.

The beloved Baltimore Oriole has both a rich, pure song as well as striking colours. The dull-coloured female will construct a carefully woven sock-like hanging nest of slender fibres, displaying her craft in the drooping branches of tall trees such as willows and maples.

Happy Birding!

Brian Morin

Publisher of Ontario Birding News

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