Birds in High Park

When I shot the pictures of the Cherry Blossoms I also took a trip to my favourite pond to meet some of this years early visitors and inhabitants. With all the people around these seagulls were extremely active and diving for every scrap.

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A wonderful pair of Mallards, the female of which looked all preened for Mother’s Day.

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Of course a trip to the pond wouldn’t be complete without those Wood Ducks. If an artist was handed a blank duck and some paints, I don’t think they could do much better than nature has.DSC_0267

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Also happened along a Robin and a Belted Kingfisher.

DSC_0227 DSC_0245I got to watch what I assumed was a mating ritual between these two Canada Geese. Lots of preening and splashing.

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Then what looked like a bit of wrestling.

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Followed by the flashing of those mighty wings that have carried these birds from places far away. Throughout the season the types of birds and quantities of them will change. Often High Park is a welcome stopover for fliers that are destined for other places both coming and going.

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As always enjoy Toronto, and take the time to spot some of the wonderful birds that visit and live here.

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