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Birding Festival

I have been following the online postings (FB mainly) of Tommy Thompson Park. They are having a Spring Bird Festival on May 11th. I have signed up for one of their Warbler Walks. Excited! I know that many birds are migrating through the Leslie Street Spit which is a large manmade park which goes for kilometers into Lake Ontario right beside downtown Toronto. Last year I took a VERY LONG hike to the end of the spit and almost DIED. At first I scoffed at the cyclists, but at the end...I saluted them. (Or I would have if I still had energy.)

The Bird Research Station is much closer to the park entrance and I missed it last year because of the lack of signage. They put up nets and band what they catch, and they catch amazing birds! I can't wait to go.

Their blog is worth taking a look: http://www.ttpbrs.ca/

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hindustar
May. 3rd, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
At one of the sanctuaries here they have a blind that you can sit in and watch birds come to feeders. It is amazing to see what comes to get a snack!
karena
May. 3rd, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
That sounds wonderful! Maybe I should mention it to my brother and sister-in-law, since they have a feeder going all year round.
hindustar
May. 3rd, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
That would be great!
(Anonymous)
May. 3rd, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
tnageela says, " Your blog is only sometimes tennis?"
Sounds like a great walk. Can't go this year - class in afternoon, and TO is a long trip. Let me know how it goes. Have you been to Rouge Hill in Toronto? Saw it while on a train to Whitby. Looks like another great walking area.
karena
May. 3rd, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Re: tnageela says, " Your blog is only sometimes tennis?"
If you were my friend on LJ you would see more posts! I've been trying to be judicious.
randomdreams
May. 4th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
Tommy Thompson. Remind me: Canadian landscape artist?
karena
May. 4th, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
Another Tom. This gent was Toronto's first Commissioner of Parks (he revitalized Toronto's waterfront, specifically the Toronto islands).
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