We are all very accustomed to seeing dogs being taken out for a walk. But a rabbit?
This morning I encountered “Snowball”, a Lionhead Rabbit. Snowball’s owner kindly allowed me to take a few photographs of this gorgeous creature.
Smythe Park, which is alongside Black Creek, used to be a gravel pit owned by Conn Smythe best known as owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1961 and the builder of Maple Leaf Gardens.
In those days, hockey players were not millionaires and had to work in the summer. I love this photo of Leaf’s star Tim Horton driving a truck for Smythe.
Back in February, I would have been lucky to get one bird here. Today the park was teeming with them:
High-pitched honking sounds from high above alerted to me a passing flock of Tundra Swans.
I got a note about Redpolls visiting a feeder near High Park. Having only had them at my feeder once in all of the years that I have had a feeder, I was very interested in this. Here is the note I got:
If you would like to stop by the backyard and try to catch them for photos you are more than welcome. Time obviously varies but I think 9 -9:30 might be prime time for the larger flock though individuals seem to come and go most of the day. I’m actually going to try to photograph them tomorrow on the niger seed feeder which I keep missing.
Also I got the white winged scoters this afternoon at Humber Bay Park though I know you saw them elsewhere about a month ago. they were quite far out so will head back again to try to get better photos. Also got a nice coyote there!
I did drop by and saw about 10 Redpolls. Unfortunately this was the best I could do for a photograph:
I did see a very close Hairy Woodpecker however:
The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies. – William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)