A Winter Walk in November at Ashbridge’s Bay (10 am & 1 pm groups) / November 12, 2019

Toronto received close to 20 cms of snow yesterday and overnight which, I’m told, is a record for Remembrance Day.

Today at Ashbridge’s Bay, we had sunny and windy conditions with a temperature of -8 degrees, This is about 15 degrees lower than the usual average temperature for this day.

Park scenes:

Spindle-tree (Euonymus europaea)

Hundreds of Long-tailed Ducks have returned here and many will likely spend the winter.

Long-tailed Ducks
Long-tailed Ducks
Long-tailed Duck (male)

Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, wood duck, redhead, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, lesser scaup, ring-billed gull, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American robin, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, American tree sparrow.  (17 species)

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
Gadwall (male)
Gadwall (male)
Gadwall (female)
Canada Geese and Mute Swans

10 a.m. group:

1 p.m. group:


No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
November!                                                        – Thomas Hood (1799–1845)

Miles Hearn

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