Spencer Smith Park: Burlington
Birds never fail to amuse and delight.
Earlier this winter, ruddy ducks could be found at Spencer Smith Park near the pier. They were often found sleeping in large groups. Here are some photos of active ruddy ducks.
These greater scaups landed well.
It was a mad dash to the finish for the bufflehead and greater scaups.
Lasalle Park: Burlington
In my previous life I loathed the robin because for years one made a racket just outside my window starting in the very early hours, morning after morning. O how I hissed. But now that I am enamoured by birds I actually find the robin an exquisite beauty.
The species below is a hybrid mallard x American black duck I photographed at Lasalle. The hybrid seems to prefer the company of the mallards.
You can easily detect the features the hybrid adopted from each of the black duck and the mallard species.
Hendrie Park: Burlington
And finally, apparently four of the five blue jays born last year presently call Hendrie Park home. They particularly love peanuts.
If you are planning a trip to Hendrie Park, I can attest that it is a hub of activity. For example, on Tuesday evening, I spotted two muskrats, a pair of ospreys, a great blue heron, seven turkey vultures, a red-tailed hawk, red-bellied, hairy and downy woodpeckers, mute swans, as well as a variety of song birds.