Palm Warbler at Toogood Pond: Early May, 2020

Toogood Pond in Unionville is named after the Toogood family who bought the property in 1939.

The park runs along the banks of the Bruce Creek:

Painted Turtles

Some botany:

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
White Elm (Ulmus americana)
Ostrich Fern fiddlehead
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Red Maple (Acer rubra)
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Palm Warblers usually breed in bogs in the northern part of Ontario and winter in the United States, central America and the West Indies. There, they are often seen in palms.

They are easily identified because of their constant tail-pumping.

Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler

Other Birds that I was able to photograph:

Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
American Goldfinch (female)
American Robin
Common Grackle
Common Grackle
Common Grackle
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mallards
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

NATURE POETRY

In genial Spring, beneath the quiv’ring shade,
Where cooling vapours breathe along the mead,
The patient fisher takes his silent strand,
Intent, his angle trembling in his hand:
With looks unmov’d, he hopes the scaly breed,
And eyes the dancing cork and bending reed.       – Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

Miles Hearn

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