Humber Bay Never Disappoints a Birdwatcher: December 2020

With the sun shining, I headed to Humber Bay to see what I might find.

Male Buffleheads, who usually appear black and white, were showing glorious coulour:

Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (male)

The Buffleheads were very active as usual:

Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (female)
Buffleheads (female)
Buffleheads (female)
Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (male)
Bufflehead (male)

Redpolls were also present eating their preferred foods: Goldenrod and Alder seeds:

Common Redpoll
Common Redpolls
Common Redpolls
Common Redpolls
Common Redpoll
Common Redpolls
Common Redpoll
Common Redpolls
Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll

A Red-tailed Hawk put in an appearance:

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

as did some of the permanent residents here:

Northern Cardinal (male)
Rock Pigeon
Common Redpoll
House Sparrows
Mallards
Mallard (male)
Canada Goose

Park views:

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)
Raccoon

NATURE POETRY

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.            Traditional Carol (1823)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Humber Bay Never Disappoints a Birdwatcher: December 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Thanks for the Wayfaring Tree, Miles! The rest is enchanting, even the Hawk, enchanted with those delightful birds…and I always love those beautiful Winter Ducks! Thanks, Miles!

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