Wildlife on Beck Line 
St Thomas

There is a wide assortment of wildlife that visits the property at 42815 Beck Line, and below is a selection of animals, great and small, which are seen on the property

One of the things that makes a house a home, at least to me, is the other creatures with whom we share the property.  Some animals we see frequently, such as Deer, Groundhogs, Wild Turkeys, Blue Herons and there are others we only glimpse now and again, such as Bald Eagles, Beaver, Indigo Buntings and Otters.  Animals, such as the Cat Bird, Woodpeckers and Screech Owl which we hear but hardly ever see.

White tailed deer and fawn in the trees at 42815 Beck Line, St Thomas

All year round, White Tailed Deer visit the property, in family groups of does with their kids in the spring and summer, to larger herds of around a dozen individuals during the winter

If you enjoy bird watching, you'll love this property ... there are always interesting birds coming and going - the type and frequency change with the seasons, but there is always something new to see!

Great Blue Heron beside Kettle Creek, St Thomas, Ontario

One of the Great Blue Herons that flies overhead each day and spends the day fishing on the river

Beautiful iridescent Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird at the birdfeeder

The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds arrive in June and spend the next few months laying eggs and raising their babies, and visiting the feeders that we put out for them

Baltimore Oriole on a branch, summer visitor to Ontario, Canada

The beautiful Baltimore Orioles visit the Hummingbird feeders in early summer as they love the sweet nectar

Bright blue Blue Jay on a twig

The colourful Blue Jays are year-round visitors to the bird feeder and their noisy cries can often be heard all year round

Male Cardinal and Indigo Bunting at the bird feeder, St Thomas

I snapped this picture of a male Cardinal and a male Indigo Bunting at the bird feeder - we often see Cardinals but the Bunting was a surprise as they are much more elusive

Osprey showing markings and plumage, sitting on a utility pole, found in Ontario, Canada

We have been very excited to locate an Osprey nest just 500 metres from the house - they fish in the river and at nearby Dalewood Lake and I have twice seen one flying past our house holding a fish in it's talons

We are fortunate to see Bald Eagles here as there is a nest about 5 km from our home and they hunt on our property - we spot them three or four times each year

large Carp caught in Kettle Creek, help by the man who caught it, St Thomas, Ontario

Carp caught in the river at the edge of our property (Kettle Creek) - in the spring, the Carp spawn in the river

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