Spending time with the Hooded Mergansers et al. at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Spent a couple glorious hours at Colonel Samuel Smith Park last Saturday until the rain sent me packing. I explored about half of the park and, for the first time, the parkettes nearby.

Lovely view:

Mix of waterfowl at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Mix of waterfowl

At the larger pond:

Juvenile black-crowned night-heron at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ONJuvenile black-crowned night-heron at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Juvenile black-crowned night-heron

Male hooded merganser at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Male hooded merganser

Male and female hooded mergansers at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Male and female hooded mergansers

Male merganser with crayfish at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Male merganser with crayfish

Female hooded mergansers at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Female hooded mergansers

At the parkettes:

Male American wigeon at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Male American wigeon

Female American wigeon at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Female American wigeon

American black duck at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

American black duck

Neighbourhood watch:

Angry cat at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Sheriff assessing me

At the marina:

Resting red-necked grebes at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Resting red-necked grebes

Male and female buffleheads n at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Toronto, ON

Male and female buffleheads

At Tim Horton’s:

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