I still remember the first time I saw a Hooded Merganser. Spectacular! A male was in a puddle north of Manitouwadge (east of Thunder Bay) while I was assisting in a Breeding Bird Survey run by my grandfather.
We saw one in chilly Etobicoke Creek during our walk at Marie Curtis Park.
From a previous walk:
Thank-you to Richard who told today’s group some of the history of the area.
Stay, season of calm love and soulful snows!
There is a subtle sweetness in the sun,
The ripples on the stream’s breast gaily run,
The wind more boisterously by me blows,
And each succeeding day now longer grows. – Claude McKay (1889-1948)