I arrived at Col Sam Smith Park just after dawn in heavy fog. The weather report claimed that the fog would shortly lift but it did not during my visit.
Each of the following photos shows some fog and a few show a few of the midges that filled the sky near the lake.
The Pine Warbler song sounds like a very “juicy” Chipping Sparrow trill. It was the call that alerted me to the presence of this migrating bird, found as usual in a pine.
For a moment or two, it entered a Silver Maple:
The Sun, midway upon his tireless march,
Eyes languidly the green earth’s sleepy face. – James Benjamin Kenyon (1858–1924)
Your visit to Sam Smith Park on that foggy morning sounds like it msy have been the day I decided to visit Forks Of The Credit Provincial Park where it was sunny unlike the conditions near Lake Ontario.
Wonderful array of birds (and cat). Whew–those Redwings can be aggressive! The Pine Warbler was really posing to marvelous effect, which you certainly captured. And speaking of fog–try walking in it wearing glasses. Virtually impossible–I had to hold them in my hand. Thanks, Miles!
thank you for all the beautiful reports and pictures you sent. It really is something to look forward to in these trying times. The pine warbler is beautiful.