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. Watched this male catching some Dragonflies with seemingly little success but he was trying hard. In case anyone ever wondered this is apparently how you wash a Wood Duck. 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. When he was done he looked up and strutted as if to say ” that’s how it’s done” ! This Great White Egret seemed to stand guard surveying the pond with a watchful eye. For years I have been trying to catch pics of these little birds that dart around like mad. Got a few shots of a Yellow Rumped Warbler and what I have been told by a good friend is an Eastern Phoebe. 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!