House Finches at E. T. Seton Park: March 2021

Ernest Thompson Seton (born August 14, 1860 – died October 23, 1946) was an author and wildlife artist. He emigrated to Canada from Britain when he was 6.

Seton Park lies beside the West Don River just south of Eglinton Ave:

Gypsy Moth pupa

It was extremely windy so I heard few birds except for Raven croaking. Ravens nested in the railway bridge last year.

Common Raven chick

Two House Finches graced me with a chance to get their portraits:

House Finch (male)
House Finch (female)
House Finch (female)
House Finch (male)
House Finch (female)

Some botany:

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Spindletree (Euonymus europaea)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Silver Maple leaves in melt water
fallen Silver Maple buds (Acer sachharinum)
Austrian Pine and Norway Spruce cones
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)


Thanks to Debi Shannon for this:

The cardinal’s song
A flit of red
What could be wrong?
Don’t ask!
However we are coming along
One vaccine at a time.
We will stay strong
With the help of nature
And Mile’s photos, it won’t be long.
– D. Shannon

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “House Finches at E. T. Seton Park: March 2021

  1. Debi

    Thanks miles for including my little poem.
    We’ve started seeing the finches at our feeder with the cardinals. The squirrels are plentiful.
    Enjoy your day

  2. Lisa Volkov

    Thank you Debi, for another inspirational poem! And Miles, for showing us pictures of another place I miss. Those precious House Finches!


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