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Robin in the Snow

A small flock of American Robins have stuck around for the winter. It seems odd to see Robins in the snow.

Robin on Branch

Robin on Branch

Robin in Snow

Robin in Snow

Robin Eating a Berry

Robin Eating a Berry

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Singing Robin

As usual there’s the “branch in front of the bird” problem, but it’s not so bad in this case:

Singing Robin

Singing Robin

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Spring Birds in Woodbine Park

North American Robin Singing

North American Robin Singing

Killdeer Among the Daffodils in Woodbine Park

Killdeer Among the Daffodils in Woodbine Park

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Friday at Fan Expo 2012

Had an unexpected opportunity to go to Fan Expo today, so I went with Vanessa and Carla Schengili. I have heard the Thursdays and Fridays of the event are the least busy, so all the more reason to go, even though we had already booked tickets for the Sunday as well. Carla hadn’t planned on going on Sunday, so this was her one-and-only chance to go, and as you can see, she had fun.

Here are some favorites:

Fan Expo: Frankenweenie Lab

Fan Expo: Frankenweenie Lab

Fan Expo: Doctor Who Cosplay Trio

Fan Expo: Doctor Who Cosplay Trio

Fan Expo: Cosplay Dancing at The Just Dance 4 Booth

Fan Expo: Cosplay Dancing at The Just Dance 4 Booth

Fan Expo: 501st Legion Stormtrooper and ''Hostage''

Fan Expo: 501st Legion Stormtrooper and ”Hostage”

Fan Expo: Anime Pillow Vendor

Fan Expo: Anime Pillow Vendor

Fan Expo: My Little Pony Cosplayers

Fan Expo: My Little Pony Cosplayers

Fan Expo: Airbrushed Make-up Subject

Fan Expo: Airbrushed Make-up Subject

Here are some more shots from the show:

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Some Birds of Tommy Thompson Park

Made the trip to nearby Tommy Thompson park this afternoon. With the sun out it was a great day to shoot bird pictures (as well as a few involving people). Here’s a selection of what I managed to shoot with my camera:

Killdeer

Killdeer

Northern Mockingbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 2

Northern Mockingbird 2

City Skyline from Jetty

City Skyline from Jetty

Cyclist on Jetty

Cyclist on Jetty

Mute Swan All Puffed-up

Mute Swan All Puffed-up

Mute Swan Close-up

Mute Swan Close-up

Photographer on Jetty Against Toronto Skyline

Photographer on Jetty Against Toronto Skyline

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Evidence of a Beaver Nearby

Evidence of a Beaver Nearby

Male Mallard Flying Overhead

Male Mallard Flying Overhead

Robin Looking Back at Me

Robin Looking Back at Me

Mute Swan Coming in for a Landing 1

Mute Swan Coming in for a Landing 1

Mute Swan Coming in for a Landing 2

Mute Swan Coming in for a Landing 2

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Birds Returning to Woodbine Park

I didn’t get much of an opportunity to shoot pics of birds while I was over in the U.K., so it was good to go for a walk in Woodbine Park with the dog to see the birds that have returned (or in a couple of cases, likely never left).

Here are a couple of shots of a male Red-winged Blackbird who was gathering thistle seeds and squawking away.

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking

When he noticed me, he directed his squawks at me:

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking at Me

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking at Me

One of a pair of Mourning Doves I ran across:

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Here’s a pic of one of a couple of Robins I saw in Woodbine Park. Am pretty sure at least three American Robins stuck it out for the whole of the (non-)winter we had.

An American Robin

An American Robin

The Mute Swans are back in Woodbine Park’s pond. They didn’t like Yo-Bob much, which accounts for the steely gaze in this shot:

Mute Swan

Mute Swan

A Blackbird (or possibly a Grackle?) taking flight from the top of a small tree:

Blackbird Taking Flight

Blackbird Taking Flight

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Fauna in Woodbine Park

Our dog YoBob is back from the cottage as the girls head to Camp Couchiching for the rest of the month, so he needed a walk. A good excuse for me to head to Woodbine Park, where I took pictures of the various fauna I saw down there on what was a hot day.

Here’s my favourite, of a Monarch Butterfly on an Echinacea Flower:

Monarch Butterfly on an Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on an Echinacea Flower

Here’s the rest:

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First Robin Sighting 2011

I lucked out and managed to get a good picture of the first robin I have seen this year. The previously day I had heard one, but never could see it. So this is the first one I had actually seen. As you can see, he posed for me.

First Robin of Spring 2011

First Robin of Spring 2011

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Saw My First Robin This Morning

Saw an example of this traditional sign of spring while on my commute up to work this morning. Oddly enough I saw several of their “cousins” while in France, the cute, small and very un-thrush-like English Robin, who typically appeared first thing in the morning, perched on top of masonry prior to diving down and finding something interesting to eat in the undergrowth. So I have seen English and North American robins within the space of a week.

The Canadian Geese have also started their return up to the Markham area. Befouled sidewalks and encounters with overprotective parents loom in the near future.

I was also amazed to see not one but two deer grazing in the hydro corridor just south of where I work. That was a first.

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