I headed out on this day to see how the bird migration is progressing in the lower Don Valley.
Each Baltimore Oriole has its own version of the rich, whistling call and the air was full of their songs.
To give you an idea of how good the birding was today, I took 977 photos. About 7% of them were acceptable enough for this post.
Here they are: Song Sparrow
May come up with fiddle-bows,
May come up with blossom,
May come up the same again.
The same again but different. – Louis MacNeice (1907-63)
Wow—great photo’s and such variety! Thanks!
Some prize-winning photos here! I especially loved the Yellow Warbler photos. Thanks as always for sharing your observations.
Thanks for these photos and telling us your percentage of “acceptable” ones (7%). I don’t feel so bad now with my own photography which is likely lower !
What wonderful birds you spotted, Miles. I thought it would be too early for robin chicks—will they have a second family? The Northern Flicker’s yellow underside to his wings was a real surprise too. Many thanks, Pam
Miles, this was fantastic! If you could have heard all the “ohhh”s and “ahhhh”s uttered as I looked at each picture–thank you so much!
Many really nice photos here. More than 7% that’s for sure.
Today I especially liked the birds in the twigs photos.
But yes a nice variety of birds.
Miles, thank-you for the most wonderful photos!! I wish I could be there. It is so wonderful all the nature you bring to us. Sandtra Niemy
Miles, I think you better start leading Photography Walks as you have a great eye and seem to be able to capture the birds in great poses as well as in action. Thank you.
Oh I want to go see for myself! How do you access the Lower Don?