Today is a busy day at Colonel Sam Smith Park. The spring bird festival is on, so there are various easy-ups around the park with all kinds of information about the birds to be seen in the park. It is also the final day of… Read More
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
Here are a few photos from yesterday’s walk in Col. Sam Smith Park. The lake was particularly beautiful with the waves crashing in.
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.
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
I’m just headed down the street to Colonel Sam Smith Park. I feel so fortunate to live a 5 minute walk away from this treasure. The tree swallows are all over the many nest boxes in the park. There is a grey and white cat… Read More
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
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
Every day in the park is unique. Sure, there are those extraordinary days when you see unexpected birds, or many species of birds, or perhaps a coyote or a fox. Other days you might just see the usual suspects and that’s ok too. Today we’re… Read More
I feel really fortunate to live a short walk from Sam Smith Park in Toronto. I wandered about the park for a couple hours this afternoon, taking in the sights. I might have missed this black-crowned night heron if I hadn’t seen it in the… Read More