Monthly Archives: November 2010

Penny and Tycho, still in (cygnine) love

Penny, left, and Tycho by the beaver lodge at Ashbridge’s Bay on Sat. Nov. 20.© BCP 2010 Here are Ashbridge’s Bay’s mute swan pair, Penny and Tycho. (Penny is on the left in the picture above.) I was out for a quick walk on Saturday afternoon, hoping perhaps to see the swans while I was […]

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Northern mockingbird at Bluffer’s Park

Scarborough Bluffs, on Lake Ontario’s north shore, east of downtown Toronto, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. © BCP 2010 Wouldn’t you know it? Saturday afternoon, I went looking for the lovely young trumpeter swan, C16, that had been visiting my neighbourhood park (Woodbine) last week. I headed straight for the Scarborough Bluffs, because the Trumpeter Swan […]

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The buffies are back in the bay!

The first of our overwintering buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) have returned to our bay. © BCP 2010 A great deal of excitement at Ashbridge’s Bay this week with the return of our winter ducks. The first batch of buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) and longtails (Clangula hyemalis) are back in the bay, and what a welcome sight they […]

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The weeping willows at Ashbridge’s Bay

Weeping willows still wearing all their golden leaves in mid-November at Ashbridge’s Bay. © BCP 2010 Funny how trees in different parts of our city lose their leaves at different rates. At the Brick Works last week, for example, all the deciduous trees in the valley were bereft of foliage, while some of the stately […]

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Beauty arrives, then moves on

My last picture of Sweet C16, taken after the sun set at the pond at Woodbine Park Tuesday, Nov. 9. © BCP 2010 There’s a double beauty whenever a swan Swims on a lake with her double thereon. — Thomas Hood I selected the words above to be today’s quote in honour of the lovely […]

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