I have been to Glendon Forest many, many times but have never seen it as it looked on this day:
The forest is located in Sunnybrook Park just next to the former stables which burned down a few years ago:
En route here. I encountered 100’s of Starlings congregating near hydro lines:
Starlings were introduced to New York City in the late 1890’s because they are mentioned in Shakespeare’s Henry 1V Part 1:
In the play, Hotspur is contemplating driving King Henry insane by having a starling repeat the name of Hotspur’s brother-in-law Mortimer, whom Henry refuses to ransom out of prisoner status. “Nay, I’ll have a starling shall be taught to speak nothing but ‘Mortimer’, ” Hotspur whines.