I enjoy the challenge of finding and exploring areas that I am not familiar with. This morning I had a look at Gold Point which is at the Lake Ontario boundary between Oshawa and Whitby.
I have seen Redpolls many times this fall; usually in Black Alder trees. This morning, about two dozen were at another of their favourite foods: Goldenrod seeds:
If you have fought against hungry squirrels wolfing down all of that expensive birdseed, you will enjoy this:
The vine leaves against the brick walls of my house,
Are rusty and broken.
Dead leaves gather under the pine-trees,
The brittle boughs of lilac-bushes
Sweep against the stars. – Amy Lowell (1874–1925)