I came to the Forks of the Credit Park last May and was impressed by the number of Bluebirds here.
Until the 1920’s, the bluebird was common around Toronto with good-sized flocks migrating over in March and October, and many staying to nest in surrounding farmland. With the advent of starlings and urbanization they are now rare in most parts of Ontario. Fortunately nest-box projects have been successful in maintaining populations in some areas.
Forks of the Credit has many nest-boxes and here are some of the users:
There is a pond here amongst the “kettle” lakes that will clearly dry up in a few months.
This is perfect habitat for Wood Frogs and a male chorus was emitting duck-like quacking sounds.
There’ll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow, just you wait and see. – Vera Lynn