East Point Park runs along the top of the Scarborough Bluffs just west of Highland Creek.
During some winters, American Tree Sparrows are regular visitors to my birdfeeder but not this year so I was happy to see them today. The Tree Sparrow is actually not closely associated with trees. Its breeding habitat is in the far north, in the shrubby tundra beyond the tree-line. Seeds, insects, and berries make up most of the American Tree Sparrow’s diet. In winter, they eat primarily seeds and berries, while in summer their diet shifts to insects. If you look closely, you can see that the upper and lower bill are different colours.
A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)