Ontario

25th June 1989 - 29th June 1989 

25th June.

After travelling from Winnipeg to Toronto yesterday, I stayed overnight with long-time friend and birder Roy Smith. Today, a Sunday, Roy took me to High Park in the south of Toronto, close to Lake Ontario, here we saw Red-winged Blackbird, American Robin, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Eastern Chipmunk, 3 Night Herons, 2 Belted Kingfishers, Eastern Painted Turtle, Mallard, Gadwall, Black Duck, Canada Geese, Song Sparrow, a pair of  Orchard Orioles, a Purple Martin, 2 adult Mute Swans with 4 cygnets, House Finch and a Cedar Waxwing.

Then we went to the nearby Leslie Spit, which forms part of the Tommy Thompson Park, seeing Savannah and Song Sparrows, Ring-billed and American Herring Gulls, Common Tern, a Red-necked and a Slavonian Grebe both in summer plumage, Bank or Sand Martins, Barn and Tree Swallows, a pair of Redheads, Canada Geese, Mallard, Killdeer and Night Herons. 

26th June.

An early start for the drive north to Algonquin Provincial Park, which I reached by mid afternoon, after checking into the lodge I had enough time for a look around and find a good place to sound record in.

I saw Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Evening Grosbeak, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Barn and Tree Swallows, Chipping Sparrow, American Robin, Pied-billed Grebe, Eastern Chipmunk, Great Northern Diver, White-throated Sparrow, Killdeer and a Canada Warbler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algonquin Provincial Park. 

27th June.

A full day in the park, starting with recording in the forest, then as the park became busier, I explored other areas, seeing White-throated Sparrow, Red-eyed Vireo, Ovenbird, Raven, Pileated Woodpecker, White-tailed Deer, Wood Thrush, Blackburnian Warbler, Myrtle Warbler, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadee, Barn and Tree Swallows, American Crow, a Spotted Sandpiper, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, House Finch, Evening Grosbeak, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Common Flicker, 2 Great Norhern Divers, 3 Goosanders, 5 Moose, firstly a male some distance away, 2 females a bit closer then a female with a calf, which at times was very close.

I also saw Eastern Chipmunk, Magnolia Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, an American Bittern, a Broad-winged Hawk, a Snapping Turtle and heard Bull, Green and Gray Tree Frogs.

 

 

Algonquin Provincial Park.

Female Moose.

Female Moose with calf.

Moose calf.

28th June.

Another day in the park, seeing White-throated and Chipping Sparrows, Wood Thrush, Red-eyed Vireo, White-tailed Deer, Ovenbird, Eastern Chipmunk, Pileated Woodpecker, Chestnut-sided Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red Fox, Raven, American Crow, American Robin, Blue Jay, Bay-breasted Warbler, Canada Warbler, Veery, Evening Grosbeak, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Barn and Tree Swallows, Killdeer, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Red-winged Blackbird, Cedar Waxwing, 3 Great Blue Herons, Swamp Sparrow, a Spotted Sandpiper, Song Sparrow, an Eastern Kingbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, House Finch, Common Grackle and 7 Moose, 2 females, a female with a calf and a female with 2 calves.

 

 

 

 

Algonquin Provincial Park.

Moose calf.

Female Moose with calf.

29th June.

My last day in Algonquin, visiting the meadow areas before driving back to Toronto. Seeing Evening Grosbeak, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Eastern Meadowlark, a Turkey Vulture, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Robin, Raven and Red-eyed Vireo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algonquin Provincial Park.

Orange Hawkweed.

Yellow Hawkweed.

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