Ring-necked Duck at High Park: April 6, 2022

Despite the name, you have to be exceptionally close to a Ring-necked Duck to see the rust-coloured ring. I was able to photograph a male north of Geraldton in north western Ontario a few springs ago.

Ring-necked Duck (male)
Ring-necked Duck (male)
Ring-necked Duck (male)
Ring-necked Duck (male)

This morning, in Grenadier Pond, we found a migrant having a nap to break up their northward journey.

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck

Other birds:

White-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet (female)
Wood Duck (female)
Mallard (female)
American Robin
Canada Geese
Brown Creeper
American Black Duck (male)
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet (female)
Wood Duck (male)
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Wood Duck (male)
Wood Ducks
Golden-crowned Kinglet (female)
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Song Sparrow

Park scenes:

Muskrat
Muskrat

Some botany:

Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Moss
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Puffballs

Today’s group:

MAILBOX

Her Majesty Snowy Owl Mimico Creek

From Judy-Ann Cazemier


Dear Friends and Family:

I invite you to the Leslie Grove Gallery to see the group show Our World: The Wonder and the Worry. This exhibition with an environmental theme takes place from April 6th to April 24th. The opening reception is on Thursday, April 7th from 6 to 8 pm. I am exhibiting my fine art photograph, “Her Majesty Snowy Owl.” The gallery is located at 1158 Queen Street East at Jones Avenue. The gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday 12 to 5 pm. Also available is my book “Finding Wings photographing birds in and around Toronto.” This 100-page softcover book contains beautiful bird photographs, stories accompanying each photo, and a map to guide you to the city parks where they were photographed. Makes a nice gift. My contact information is as follows: 416-285-9686, [http://]judycazemier@gmail.com and www.judyanncazemier.ca.

Cheers,
Judy

NATURE POETRY

The brown buds thicken on the trees,
Unbound, the free streams sing,
As March leads forth across the leas
The wild and windy spring.                    – Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)

Miles Hearn

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