A Late December Walk in High Park: 2022

There is always a chance of seeing a Great Horned Owl in High Park and I did search. No luck. Here are some photos from other years:

Raven and Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl

All of the ponds, including Grenadier Pond were frozen solid on the day I visited so this limited my bird sightings:

American Black Duck (male)
Mallard (female)
Mallard (male)
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gulls
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Downy Woodpecker (male)
American Robin
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)

Some botany:

Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
White Pine roots
Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Black Oak with sagging bark

High Park woods:


Chill airs and wintry winds! my ear
  Has grown familiar with your song;
I hear it in the opening year,
  I listen, and it cheers me long. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “A Late December Walk in High Park: 2022

  1. Kathy Edgar

    We were at High Park yesterday and saw a large group of Northern Shovelers in Grenadier Pond near the bandstand. Most were swimming very tightly packed together in a circular motion. I had never seen anything like it.


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