2 Winter Ducks on TDSB Walk #222: July 27, 2022

Back on September 11, 2021, I led my first walks of the school year.

8 am group
11:30 group

This morning, at Col. Sam Smith Park, was my final walk until the fall: #222

In between, it was a lot of fun!

October 13, 2021
November 29, 2021

On January 17, 2022 we had the largest Toronto area blizzard since 1978:

I was the only one to show up and was, perhaps, foolish to do so!

Minus 30 on January 29

January 29, 2022 minus 30 degrees
Long-eared owl

April showers on the 21st:

Registration for Fall walks begins on Wednesday, August 17 at learn4life.ca / discover the outdoors

Col. Sam Smith Park often provides surprises for birdwatchers and we had a few this morning.

In winter, there are many Buffleheads and Goldeneyes here. But in July? This morning we had one of each:

Bufflehead (male)
Common Goldeneye (male)

Barn Swallows are gloriously coloured creatures and we had many:

Barn Swallows
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallows
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallows
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallows
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow chicks
Barn Swallows

Other birds:

Ring-billed Gull
Mallards
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Common Terns one with fish
Ring-billed Gull
Mallards
Great Blue Heron
Ring-billed Gull
American Goldfinch (male)
Mallard duckling
American Goldfinch (male)
Spotted Sandpiper
Double-crested Cormorants
Spotted Sandpiper
Eastern Kingbird
Song Sparrow
Red-necked Grebe
Mourning Dove
Hooded Merganser juvenile with Mallard
Canada Geese
Double-crested Cormorants
hybrid “Bib” duck
Northern Cardinal (male)
Common Terns

SONG LYRIC

See you in September
See you when the summer’s through. – The Tempos 1959

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “2 Winter Ducks on TDSB Walk #222: July 27, 2022

  1. Jane French

    Thanks for all the memories of birds and birding. You’ve opened my eyes to a city I thought I knew. Hope to see you in September.
    Jane

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