Monday, May 18, 2009

Garden Birds of Alberta

When we moved into our home, we had no garden to speak of, just lawn, no trees or plants. We were quite disappointed last spring and summer when we had no garden birds visitng us. As regular readers will know, we spent a lot of time last year knocking our rear garden (or yard, as it is called here) into shape. As such, we were really quite happy when these fellows appeared in our garden last weekend. Perhaps the addition of the plants is working!

We are not entirely sure what they are as they aren't anything we would have seen in the UK. We have looked in our Alberta bird book and think they could be:

Chipping Sparrow

Western Tanager

Yellow Rumped Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

We're sort of guessing here so if anyone knows exactly what they are, we would love to know!