Really wanted to attend OFO’s trip to the Toronto Islands on Saturday but I know my limit and try to bird within my heat and humidity tolerance. Hendrie Valley is my preferred spot when I can only dedicate a few hours. The birding here ranges anywhere from the easy (blackbirds, chickadees, etc.) to the secretive (cuckoo) to the challenging (wrens and warblers) to the magnificent (raptors).
I was at Hendrie on Thursday, Saturday and Monday. On Thursday there were shovelers and the thrush, the cuckoo and the grosbeak on Saturday and the kestrel today (Monday).
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Great Egret, Red-tailed Hawk and an American Redstart were seen today. A fellow birder found a Nashville Warbler. Killdeer were heard but not seen.
Oh, on Friday I did some birding at Ribfest (Spencer Smith Park). I’m really pleased with the photographs of the Ring-billed Gulls!
LOL!!! I’ll ‘fess up. The gulls were an afterthought! Ah, confession is good for the soul!