I’ve been hearing that the warblers have begun their southbound migration and headed out to Humber Bay to have a look.
There was considerable activity in some shrubs which included Gnatcatchers, Flycatchers and Warblers.
Here are three warblers;
I will identify it at the end of the post.
The Green-winged Teal is half the size of a Mallard. At about 14 inches in length it rivals the Bufflehead as the smallest North American duck. They love to search for food in shallow water and often walk about in the mud.
Now that Cormorants are out of their nesting areas, they are starting to spread all along the lakeshore. It is difficult to imagine that, in the 1950’s, they had almost disappeared here due to DDT poisoning. By the middle of November or so, all will have migrated south.
The all-black bill identifies this as a Trumpeter Swan.
“His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. To be born in a duck’s nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan’s egg.” ― Hans Christian Andersen, the Ugly Duckling.