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An explosion of spring at Marie Curtis Park

Mouth of Etobicoke Creek

I met up with Miles Hearn’s Saturday morning nature walk group this morning at 8:00 at the east parking lot at Marie Curtis Park. What a perfect morning to wander about Marie Curtis park proper and the Arsenal Lands.

Mute Swan

There were many birds singing this morning both in the woods and the around the fields. It turned out to be a fabulous outing. Here are some of the plants and birds I photographed along the way.

Male Red-winged Blackbird
3 Hairy Woodpeckers in a tree
Hairy woodpecker in flight
Poison Ivy berries – better not touch
Yellow Warbler

The yellow warbler along with the pine warbler, nest in Southern Ontario. The others are just passing through.

Yellow Warbler
Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
Tree Swallows
Tree Swallows

Female Red-winged Blackbird
The old water tower – does Lloyd have a small penis?
Virginia Waterleaf
Trout Lily

May Apple
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ohio Buckeye – native in spite of its name
Sound Baffle in the Arsenal Lands

I’ve photographed the sound baffles in the Arsenal Lands countless times. Back in WWII there was a machine gun factory on this site. They tested the guns out back of the building, which made lots of noise, so they built wooden sound baffles to mute the noise some.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Find the Song Sparrow

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