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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Welcome to The Toronto Nest Blog

Welcome to my sub-blog!  I felt it necessary, and beneficial for me, to separate these bits away from my regular blog.  Follow me through the nesting season in various spots about our city. I will share the nesting bird species, egg counts, the triumphs and the tragedies throughout.

I will NOT share locations as I feel it's my responsibility to protect some of these bird families.

Primarily the blog will be about Tree Swallows, since that is the main nesting species in "Area One".  A wonderful bird to watch whip through the air catching insects during much of the day.

We always have hopes to bring back the Eastern Bluebirds that once nested in the area over a decade ago.  Will this be the year?  I do chance upon them every year in the area; usually in the Fall migration, but once had an adult male in mid-July, and one over wintered in 2015.

Throughout the season I may touch upon other nests I have come across.  I'm sure an Eastern Screech Owl family would be enjoyed by most to read about.  I don't come across these very often but you never know.

This blog will give me a spot to give updates on our Peregrine Falcon nest sites that I try to help monitor every year.

And of course you might get a look at the goings on in our own backyard.

Be it some Black-capped Chickadees, which have successfully nested here 3 seasons in the past.

Or maybe the common House Sparrow.

I hope you will join me in the coming weeks and months as I share my observations.


  1. I'm glad you are doing this. Will you post update links to your blog on the TWC volunteer page?

  2. I will definitely be following along - thanks for doing this! We are moving in May and will be leaving behind 2 nest boxes in our yard. After 3 years we finally have Black Capped Chickadees in one box and we are thrilled! Hopefully we will see the wee ones before we move.
    - Margie