A fine morning at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Toronto skyline from Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON

Toronto skyline

It’s always a treat to sojourn at Colonel Sam Smith Park, despite the windy, cool, overcast conditions, # perfect autumn morning.

As the song birds were reticent to leave the safety of the shrubbery, my main focus was the waterfowl.

In many areas the water level was noticeably reduced.

Low water level at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON in the fall

Low water level

These resilient birds found elsewhere to carry on with their activities of daily living.

Female gadwall at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON in the fall

Female gadwall

Male American wigeons at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON in the fall

Male American wigeons

Male gadwall at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON in the fall

Male gadwall


Mix of lesser and greater scaup and redhead ducks at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON

Mix of lesser and greater scaup and redhead ducks

Pied-billed grebe at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON in the fall

Pied-billed grebe

Female green-winged teal at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON in the fall

Female green-winged teal

Horned grebe at Colonel Sam Smith Park, Toronto, ON in the fall

Horned grebe

I could have spent hours here but I had pending commitments.  I’ll return again soon.

This post is dedicated to my travelling companion, he who accompanied me on my first trip to this park is now one week into recovery from surgery to his dominant arm.  The prognosis is for a full and complete recovery.

This has been an exceedingly difficulty week for Canadians, more so for the fallen soldiers’ loved ones.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them through this most difficulty journey.

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2 thoughts on “A fine morning at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

    • There were so many waterfowl present I didn’t even know where to start. Fingers crossed for sunny conditions on my next visit. BTW, I read your posts regularly. Your recent waterfowl pictures are incredible! Your male wood duck photograph is stunning.

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