Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sunflower Finch and an Absence of Swallows

Take a look at who is enjoying the sunflowers in the garden these days.

These lovely goldfinches can brighten any day, and lift spirits sky high.

Our swallows have all left us now -- they usually take off about mid-August.  With

a tiny exception -- the late hatching barn swallows (hatched August 4th) are still with us, clustered on the wires and practicing flight manoeuvres. They need strong wings and good hunting skills before following their cousins South.

I thought they had left on Sunday -- but Monday evening, all six of them (Mom, Dad and the four kids) came swooping back into the stable, cheerfully chirping.

We wish them the safest of travels, and look forward to seeing them return next summer.

The goldfinches will stay with us through the autumn, joining our blue jays, chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers at the bird feeders, which we'll be starting to fill again when the weather dictates.

Take care of them, all you southern living folks... look after their habitat, and their food supply...   cherish them. 

1 comment:

  1. The sunflowers look lovely, albeit at the end of the road for this year.