Today, there were 4 f. and one m. Rose-breasted Grosbeak eating apple blossoms at Ecology Park proper, as opposed to adjacent Beavermead. Also there were 2 shimmering m. Scarlet Tanagers and a m. American Redstart. My FOS empid, likely Least Flycatcher, was sallying in a cedar, plus at least a couple Question Mark butterflies, with the Red Admirals. This a.m. there were 4 White-crowned Sparrows in my vegetationally challenged back yard on Ashdale Cres. W. Walking home last evening there was a screaming Merlin Stuka-ing on a crow at Inverlea Park (nw side of Parkhill Brg). Perhaps a known urban nesting spot? (Yes, they do nest here – Drew)

Location: Ecology Park and Ashdale Cres.
Observer: Sean Smith

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.