I’ve been having a look at the grebe family near the Humber Bay parking lot for quite a few weeks. The nesting platform is not being used now but the two parents are keeping a good eye on their chick (stripes on the head).
I will identify it at the end of the post.
This medium sized heron is a Black-crowned Night Heron
Balmily, balmily, summer wind,
Sigh through the mountain passes;
Over the sleep of the beautiful deep
Over the woods green masses
Ripple the grain of valley and plain,
And the reeds and the river grasses. – Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)