Happy Friday Dance

Had a rocking awesome day off work!  At day’s end I did a happy dance. (skip the advert)

Observed at Hanlan’s Point, Toronto:

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper on the beach

Spotted Sandpiper on the beach

Piping Plover within predator enclosure

Piping Plover within predator enclosure

Piping Plover

Piping Plover

Three of four eggs exposed

Three of four eggs exposed

Killdeer

Killdeer

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Posing for the camera

Posing for the camera

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher singing

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher singing

Three hungry Tree Sparrow fledglings

Three hungry Tree Sparrow fledglings

Parent brings a meal

Parent brings a meal

Height advantage

Height advantage

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Spotted Sandpiper atop shrub

Spotted Sandpiper atop shrub

Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Observed at Hendrie Valley, Burlington:

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Male Downy Woodpecker

Male Downy Woodpecker

House Wren with spider

House Wren with spider

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Wood Duck with brood

Wood Duck with brood

Adult Green Heron

Adult Green Heron

One of four fledglings

One of four Green Heron fledglings

Curious little one

Curious little one

Fledgling Green Heron

Fledgling Green Heron

Enjoying the sun's rays

Enjoying the sun’s rays

There’s an immense intellectual pleasure involved in making identifications, and every time you learn to recognize a new species of animal or plant, the natural world becomes a more complicated and remarkable place, pulling intricate variety out of a background blur of nameless gray and green.” This quote was extracted from an article authored by Helen Macdonald, appearing in today’s The New York Times MagazineClick here for the full text.

Happy birding!

 

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