Monthly Archives: March 2011

The joy of finding beauty in everyday items — and clouds

Ashbridge’s Bay on March 30 under sunny clear skies with a few brushes of wispy cirrus clouds.  © BCP 2011 Today’s quote (read it by clicking here) comes from an interview with Gavin Pretor-Pinney that appeared in the Tuesday Science section (March 29, 2011) of the The New York Times. You can read the whole […]

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Grebes on the waterfront

A horned grebe (Podiceps auritus) makes a rare appearance at Ashbridge’s Bay last week. © BCP It’s taken me a while to find the time to post my most recent images of some delightful creatures I saw last weekend, but here they are, finally. Above is a grebe, of course, but what kind? When I […]

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An editorial about robins from the New York Times

One of the first robins (Turdus migratorius) to return to Ashbridge’s Bay, early March 2009. © BCP 2011 I was delighted to open up my New York Times yesterday morning and find an editorial about robins. It gave me a smile so I decided to share it here. (Hope that’s legal.) The New York Times […]

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A post for Libby — A long-tailed duck up close and personal

A male long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis) surfaces with food — a zebra mussel, perhaps? — after a deep dive in the inner bay Saturday at Ashbridge’s. © BCP 2011. There are still huge numbers of long-tailed ducks in the inner bay at Ashbridge’s Park, enjoying their winter vacation down south. South for them, at least. […]

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A walk in the Lower Don with the Toronto Field Naturalists

A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) hunts for lunch near the banks of the Lower Don River Saturday, Mar. 19/11 © BCP 2011 What a glorious morning for a spring walk in the Don Valley. Starting out at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, there was sunshine — all the more dazzling for its recent rarity — and more […]

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