I’ve been visiting Humber Bay regularly to keep an eye on the development of the family that have occupied one of the nesting platforms.
This morning, one parent and a chick were out for a swim.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Blue-green-black above and clear white below identify this as a Tree Swallow.
How beautiful at eventide
To see the twilight shadows pale,
Steal o’er the landscape, far and wide,
O’er stream and meadow, mound and dale! – Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)
I got the mystery bird!
The pictures of the Red-necked Grebes are delightful. The Great Egret is magnificent (flanked by what seemed like attendants!) The Pekin duck and Mallard together were fascinating. Can they mate? This place is a good one for birds, ducks and gulls, as your pictures demonstrate. Thanks, Miles!