If you live here in the Ottawa area, you have undoubtedly been touched in one way or another by the rash of extreme weather we experienced over the past week. Last weekend, Environment Canada confirmed that six different tornados touched down here in our fair city and the devastation was catastrophic in some cases.
While we are certainly doing our part to provide aid to those affected, and our hearts continue to go out to the victims of destruction, we also spent a fair bit of time researching how it affected our beloved birds.
One key observation we made leading up to the storm was the complete absence of birds just prior to the weather rolling into our area. As many of you know, we have multiple feeders and keep a very watchful eye on our backyard visitors and immediately noticed a dramatic drop in visits in the 24-hours leading up to the storm.