Long Branch Park: December 2020

Long Branch Park is the area along Lake Ontario just east of Etobicoke Creek.

Mollusks

There are some apartments nearby which have resident pigeons:

Rock Pigeons

Some balconies keep them away with these owl figures:

Plastic owl
Plastic owl

The real stars here are the gulls:

Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Herring Gull (centre)
Herring Gull (centre)
Herring Gull (centre)
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gulls

Other birds:

Greater Scaup
Greater Scaup
Common Goldeneye (male)
Hooded Merganser (male)
American Robin
Mallard (female)
Gadwall (male)

NATURE POETRY

The holly! the holly! oh, twine it with bay—
Come give the holly a song;
For it helps to drive stern winter away,
With his garment so sombre and long.                          – Eliza Cook (1818–1889)

Miles Hearn


1 thought on “Long Branch Park: December 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    I think I managed to miss this one. Well, I’ve seen it now, and it’s beautiful, of course. Better late than never!

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