A trip to the office would not be complete without a little after-work excursion to Col. Sam Smith Park in Toronto. It was nice to get out for a little walk on a warmish evening (relatively speaking). The bird numbers were not high but it’s all about the quality!
Long-tailed ducks were in close giving crazy good looks and a lonely White-winged Scoter drifted by. The long-staying Snowy Owl was still at the marina. My sort-of target bird for the trip was ‘Red-necked Grebe’ which are easy to see here compared to back home. They didn’t disappoint! What more could you ask for? Well sure – a rarity or two – but that’s birding! You never know what you’re going to see (or not see). Just nice to be outside.
RANT WARNING – The only disappointment this evening was the amount of dog poop in the park! What’s up with that? I also saw used “doggy bags” just sitting along the trail. Is it that hard to pick it up and toss it in the garbage bins? Sheesh. RANT OVER.