the first Spring Bird Festival being held in Toronto's Colonel Sam Smith Park. The tradition has continued since then, and yesterday morning Steve and I headed over to once again check out the displays.
Unfortunately we were a little rushed as I had another commitment to get to, but we were still there long enough to see...
The Sciensational Sssnakes!! Display
|Eastern fox snake|
|Steve's new friend.|
The Wild Ontario Display
(These guys are from the University of Guelph; the program used to be called the Wildlife Education & Environmental Program, or WEEP.)
|Artemis, the female American kestrel|
|Whistler, the Broad-winged hawk|
|Einstein, the Great horned owl (we've met before)|
Information on Local OrganizationsThere were lots of displays from some great organizations, such as Toronto and Region Conservation, the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP), Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests (LEAF), and the Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative.
Guests of HonourThen there were all these guys, who weren't sure what the fuss was about:
|Killdeer, looking for parking.|
|Annoyed pigeon father? He sure didn't seem impressed with me.|
|Parrot. Also a puppet.|
But that's a story for another blog post.