Last weekend I shamelessly took a picture of any bird that came within my range of vision.
Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Etobicoke
Much of the usual suspects were present. I accidentally flushed the Cooper’s hawk, stayed still enough for the American tree sparrows to emerge and held my breath as the red-necked grebe headed ever so close to shore.
American tree sparrow
Lasalle Marina, Burlington
The balance of the photographs were taken at Lasalle Marina, in Burlington. Lately, mornings have been overcast but I find early mornings are best for photographing the waterfowl closer to the shoreline.
The American pipit is a new species for me.
Am happy to have had opportunity to get either a first or perhaps last glimpse for the season or closer photographs of the following: