I headed out to Downsview Park on this day to explore and, hopefully, photograph some birds with my rented long lens and mirrorless camera.
In the first hour I found exactly one bird … a distant Mockingbird.
After that, things picked up as I found about two dozen Redpolls harvesting weed seeds:
I particularly like this apparent affection between two birds:
Next I came across a feeder:
On my first visit to Downsview Park I photographed this Long-eared Owl:
Today I found a Barred Owl:
and a Red-tailed Hawk:
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow. – Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)