It’s not every day you get to see an endangered species in its natural habitat. Piping Plovers are little shorebirds that hide in plain sight on beaches, and Presqu’ile Park near Brighton Ontario has a significant Piping Plover nesting area. I visited Beach 1 on… Read More
We took a walk down the street this morning to see if we could find the yellow-crowned night heron recently spotted in Col. Sam Smith Park. This bird, very rare for our area, turned out to be easy to find – we saw the birders… Read More
One of the delights as winter wanes is the return of so many different birds. Several days ago the red-winged blackbird males arrived, and on their heels were the neighbourhood bullies, the grackles. They come to the feeders in groups and they monopolize them, not… Read More
Today we noticed this male cardinal staying on the same branch for a very long time. At one point he flew over to the feeders for a snack then went right back. I wonder if he and his partner have a nest in that tree… Read More
This morning while I was enjoying my granola, I watched 2 pair of cardinals out back, along with several house finches, a chickadee, a few red-winged blackbirds along with the resident colony of house sparrows. I left to get a filling replaced at the dentist,… Read More
In the fall, red-necked grebes lose their characteristic red neck. I photographed this one in Lake Ontario at Sam Smith Park.