I’ve always wondered about the greenbelt area just west of the airport, so today I went to investigate.
Etobicoke Creek, which I am used to seeing at Marie Curtis Park, runs through the area:
A paved cycling trail also follows the western perimeter of the airport.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
This one was singing its heart out. Gray, longer-tailed than a robin and showing white patches indicates a Northern Mockingbird.
I was very amused a couple of weeks ago to see a Kingbird chasing a Raven.
Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June. – Charles G.D. Roberts (1860–1943)
Scenic! Beautiful botany!
I encountered a Mockingbird once on a trail in Algonquin Park, and was treated to a symphony of sounds! (I do have the right bird, don’t I?) A veritable orchestra! I didn’t know what it was at the time, and was simply amazed at the range and variety of mimicry with which I was presented. Later, I learned what it was. Thanks, Miles!
Such a wonderful variety of gorgeous weeds!
nice way to look at the airport area,I live around there but did not know it has so many beautiful plants growing there! love the mocking bird,they are fun to listen too, Thanks Miles,great pics…………..