Susan's Birding and Nature Blog

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Gibbons Park and My Beloved Riley

Gibbons Park, London, Ontario      July 4, 2018

I got out this morning to Gibbons Park before it got too hot.  There is an extreme heat warning out with temperatures feeling like 42c.  I walked along the river to see what I can find.
Birds I saw were Mallards, Canada Geese, Double-crested Cormorant, Killdeers, Blue Jay, Downy Woodpecker, Yellow Warblers, Song Sparrow, Common Grackles, Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbirds and Robins.


I looked for the rock I usually see turtles on.  Instead, there was a Double-crested Cormorant!

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

The Flicker was digging in the dirt for bugs.

Northern Flicker

The Downy Woodpecker was looking for bugs, too.

Downy Woodpecker

The only butterfly I saw today was Cabbage Whites.

One last note...  

I had to say good bye to my beloved Riley.  He was 12 years old.  I looked after him through his health issues throughout his life.  I just about lost him when he was 5 years old.  I was able to add 7 more years.  I will miss you, Riley.  Forever in my heart.

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