Cormorants are everywhere along the Toronto waterfront during the warmer months.
By winter they have headed to the southern USA and the coasts of Mexico. It is rare to see one in our area but, this year, a few juveniles are taking a chance and staying near Humber Bay.
Like Cormorants, Red-winged Blackbirds are common here in spring and summer. A few will stay near the lake in winter and I saw about half a dozen this morning.
White-throated Sparrows breed far north of Toronto and we usually see them only in migration. Perhaps because of the number of birdfeeders, more and more seem to spend the winter here.
Other birds at Humber Bay this morning.
Sorry the snowy owl was not present when you visited the park. A gentleman that was there that day was kind enough to share his photo with me, this is from December 23. Better than my white blob!
All the best.
So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away. – Susan Cooper