I headed out to Marie Curtis Park hoping to photograph the terns and gulls which sometimes perch on the railings at the mouth of Etobicoke Creek. Too many people walking about I guess, as there was not a single one.
Option 2 was to visit the 2 ponds which are located out on the former arsenal lands.
Better luck here, especially with Goldfinches who were busy harvesting Canada Thistle plumes. In Québec a thistle is a chardon and goldfinches are named chardonnerets after their love for these plants.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
After a long winter of hibernation, Painted Turtles luxuriate in the warmth of the sun.
Stocky, rather long-tailed with some bold coarse streaks indicate a Song Sparrow.
I meant to do my work today—
But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me. – Richard Le Gallienne (1866–1947)