It was a cute scene at High Park today with a Wood Duck and chick at first seated together:
Then both decided to swim separately:
Next the parent returned:
Followed by the chick:
I will identify it at the end of the post.
My favourite field is the one in the Black Oak Savannah at the northern edge of High Park.
I say my favourite though, in actual fact, my favourite field is usually the one that I am exploring at any given moment.
The High Park field today included flowering New Jersey Tea, Butterfly Weed, two species of Tick-trefoil, Bush-honeysuckle and Day-lily.
Sadly, this year there are very few leaves on the oak trees here.
I noticed the same thing on the Vista Trail in Rouge Park.
Here is a Toronto Star article on the subject:
This is a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk.
Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream. – Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894)