Sarsaparilla Trail and the Chickadees (again :-))

Sarsaparilla Trail and the Chickadees (again :-))
It was a perfect Fall day with temperatures above freezing, a beautiful blue sky overhead and little or no wind so I took a few minutes away from the computer to go out on the Sarsaparilla Trail in Ottawa’s National Capital Commission Greenbelt. The parking lot was full. That is always a good indication that the birds will be well fed as families and individuals stop at various locations along the trail to offer up a handful of seeds for the accommodating Chickadees.

Although there are a number of trails where the Chickadees will come readily to feed directly from a person’s hand, I find that the Sarsaparilla trail is the trail where the Chickadees are the most predictable. On this trail, the Chickadees are often joined by both red-breasted and white-breasted nuthatches. Today was no exceptions as both chickadees and nuthatches were feeding freely from outstretched hands.

Any seed that was left behind was readily eaten by the many other forest creatures that dropped by for a snack or two.

Once again today, there were Mallards paddling around in the beaver pond and enjoying any corn that might be thrown their way.

About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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