Blurred vision and all I headed to J.C. Saddington Park in Mississauga to view the latest rarity, a Western Grebe. Happy was I to view the said grebe through a scope as it was one mile or so from shore. Content was I to take a record photograph.
The grebe looked similar to this Western Grebe taken by Jason Idzerda at Colonel Samuel Smith in March 2013. You will note the photographer provides information about the species.
The park offered a fab view of the City of Toronto.
Four Pied-billed Grebes were foraging in Grenadier Pond at High Park, Toronto, on Sunday.
The patience of a pair of Red-necked Grebes at Humber Bay Park East is being tested. They continue to approach pedestrians in the hope that someone will place and secure a tire/platform in order that they can start a family.
The urge to nest is so strong that they proceeded with construction.
I was most displeased but then I remembered (1) it was an impractical design and (2) the night’s rain would wash everything away anyway. Take heart, they will rebuild.
At least three Horned Grebes are presently living la vida loca at Lasalle Marina, Burlington.
A small flock of Cedar Waxwings were at the park yesterday.
So, I’m pretty pleased to have observed the four species of grebes within days of each other. If you wish to view/photograph Red-necked Grebes locally, head over to Bronte Marina.