I’ve spent part of the past two weekends at Colonel Sam Smith Park, in Toronto.
On the Friday of the Victoria Day weekend, in order to get a good representation of the warblers, it was necessary to enter the brush, the muck, the multitude of midges, etc. This is a huge deal for me as in my pre-birding life the only outdoor trek I enjoyed was the walk from the car to the mall entrance.
I photographed a record daily high for me of 12 new species!
I made another trip on Saturday. Within 20 minutes of arrival my camera conked out on me. The screen read “Error 99”. I returned home, not too devastated, because I had such a good day on Friday. After a stop at my local camera shop (the camera needs professional repair), I borrowed another camera and tried to make the best of a visit to Sherwood Forest Park in Burlington. There wasn’t much around but I did manage to photograph a blackburnian warbler.
As they say, all’s well that ends well.