Rain was predicted for the entire day so it appeared that I would not undertake an outing on this day.
However, there was a let up for a little over an hour at noon, so I rushed out to Seton Park in East York and here is what I was able to photograph.
The White-throated Sparrow has a lovely, whistled song which is sometimes rendered as “Dear, sweet, Canada, Canada, Canada.”
In addition to hearing and seeing these birds, I heard a song which contained a white-throat-like whistle but which then degenerated into a series of husky buzzes. I remember hearing this same call in Moosonee. It was as if the bird had one singing lesson with a white-throated sparrow but then decided not to bother learning the rest.
This is the White-crowned Sparrow.
May is bee in blossom, May is birds a-nesting, May is picking violets on a hill; May is young and twenty, May is Sunday-besting, May is eager Jack and willing Jill. – The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1961