All posts tagged “Colonel Sam Smith Park

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Whimbrel Point

In May of each year, birders gather at Whimbrel Point to count the migrating whimbrels. Some years, upwards of 10,000 of these birds are counted. I’ve read that in some years a quarter of the entire eastern North America population of these birds makes its… Read More

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Take a walk with me…

Come on, let’s go – just down the street to Colonel Sam Smith Park. It’s a super-interesting place named after a soldier and land baron who settled into 1000 acres in Etobicoke. It’s ever-changing and each walk through it is unique.

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2 Herons

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

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Take a Walk With Me

Take a walk with me to Colonel Sam Smith Park over here on the west side of Toronto. It’s a very cool but sunny early spring day. Later, when the superstar birds, the migrating songbirds, come through, this park attracts both casual and very serious… Read More

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Ice comes in many forms over at Col. Sam Smith Park. The pond is frozen over, and several people are out skating today. Along the shore of the lake, we can see where water has sprayed up against driftwood, creating strange formations. West of the… Read More