Visit With The Birds, High Park Toronto, October 4 2015

I cannot come to High Park, for any reason, and not pay a visit to my friends at my favourite pond. The pond itself is relatively the same each time, some of the birds are the same but every trip is an adventure unto itself. I’ll get the obligatory Wood Duck shots out of the way first.DSC_0104 DSC_0109 Watched this male catching some Dragonflies with seemingly little success but he was trying hard.DSC_0191 DSC_0192 In case anyone ever wondered this is apparently how you wash a Wood Duck.DSC_0119 DSC_0118 DSC_0122 A little further south I got the absolute pleasure to sit about two metres from this young Great Blue Heron as he stalked, caught and ate this nice fish for lunch. DSC_0127 DSC_0130 DSC_0137 DSC_0139 DSC_0154 DSC_0165When he was done he looked up and strutted as if to say ” that’s how it’s done” ! DSC_0179 DSC_0202This Great White Egret seemed to stand guard surveying the pond with a watchful eye. DSC_0199 DSC_0200For years I have been trying to catch pics of these little birds that dart around like mad.DSC_0206 DSC_0205 Got a few shots of a Yellow Rumped Warbler and what I have been told by a good friend is an Eastern Phoebe.DSC_0226 At the very southernmost pond these two Cormorants dry their wings in the afternoon sun.Always a treat and pleasure to visit. It is that time of year to go and visit a park near you, what you see and meet might surprise you but it will be worth the trip. As always, enjoy Toronto!

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