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Jan 9, 2012

Visiting the Leslie St. Spit

Toronto skyline from the Leslie Street Spit
A few of the Leslie Street Spit's 55,000 Ring-billed Gulls (6% of the world's population)
It's not just birds that fly low over the Leslie Street Spit - Porter Airlines planes lands nearby
Far from the Spit, I spotted this Red-tailed Hawk when I was almost home in King City!
All photos by BarrytheBirder

It was a mild +9C when I reached the outskirts of Toronto on my way to the Leslie Street Spit, this past Saturday.   Huge, puffy, summer-like, white clouds filled the bright sky on the way down the Don Valley Parkway to Lake Ontario.   By the time I reached Lake Ontario, the temperature  had dropped to +7C, near the water.   Everyone and his brother was there, enjoying the balmy winter day.   I didn't see many birds up close but I certainly appreciated the sense of being in a place that is touted as one of the world's best urban wilderness parks.   The man-made headland juts 5 kilometres out into Lake Ontario and is has essentially been turned over to wild birds and critters.   May it always be so.
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