RB Woodpecker, Waxwing, Kingfisher and Cooper’s Hawk: Marie Curtis Park / November 12, 2020

We had a good variety of bird species this morning at Marie Curtis Park.

Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Belted KIngfisher (female)
Belted KIngfisher (female)
Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk

Other birds:

Canada Goose
American Robin
European Starling
European Starling
American Black Duck
American Black Duck
Northern Cardinal (male)
Downy Woodpecker (male)

Species list:  Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, red-breasted merganser, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, cedar waxwing, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (22 species)

Some botany:

Crab Apples
Weeping Willow
Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)
Red Ash flower galls
Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii)
Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
lichen
Black Locust (Robinea pseudoacacia)
Greenbrier (Rosa rubiginosa)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Norway Maple leaves
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Park scenes:

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

Ruffling the colors of the forest leaves,
The winds make music as they come and go.          – John Critchley Prince (1808–66)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “RB Woodpecker, Waxwing, Kingfisher and Cooper’s Hawk: Marie Curtis Park / November 12, 2020

  1. rosemarie fischer

    Hello Miles,you really hit the jackpot today with all these beautiful birds you saw,gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing,really nice of you…..

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  2. Gloria James

    Thank you for the beautiful photos! Hurricane Hazel certainly changed the landscape of Etobicoke and other western areas of Toronto. It was really a wake up call about the dangers of high water and the speed at which flooding can occur. The positive outcome is the development of ravine parks along Mimico and Etobicoke Creeks with bike trails and hiking paths.

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