23 Squirrels at Wilket Creek Park: Dec, 2022

If you are entertaining guests who are visiting Toronto or want to feed wildlife by hand, you should turn west just north of Eglinton Ave. at Leslie Street into Wilket Creek Park. Keep right and turn into the large parking lot just past the washrooms building.

Here, there is an area that has long been a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. There are at least a dozen feeders and I was greeted eagerly this morning by 23 squirrels.

Black Squirrel
Black Squirrels
Black Squirrel
Gray Squirrel

I put some seed on the hood of my car and immediately had visitors.

Northern Cardinal (female)
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Mourning Doves
Mourning Dove

Other birds:

White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch in my hand
Northern Cardinal (male)
House Sparrow (male)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Hairy Woodpecker (male)
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Blue Jay
Dark-eyed Junco (male)
European Starling
Blue Jay


Hi Miles,

I did not know that a Mallard 🦆 would eat a fish!


To the cold December heaven
Came the pale Moon and the stars,
As the yellow Sun was sinking
Behind the purple bars.   – Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–75)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “23 Squirrels at Wilket Creek Park: Dec, 2022

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Wonder why it bothered to catch it? Maybe it will “evolve” into omnivore status? But if it isn’t biologically equipped–as for the squirrels in a row, butts facing the camera–hilarious. You can always count on squirrels!
    A wonderful place for seeing birds in winter. Feeders are always a good bet!


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