Photos by BarrytheBirder
Despite the heavy forest cover right to the shores around most of Bond Lake, south of the community of Oak Ridges, in northern Richmond Hill, I found Spotted Sandpipers in more than one spot on my walk around the water-side trail this morning. The trail is one of the finest nature walks in York Region and takes approximately 45 minutes. The surrounding woods, featuring huge maples and hemlocks, and some massive pines, is alive with birds sounds. Trail maintenance is good and fallen trees are dealt with fairly quickly. If you walk this trail in the near future, you might want to take a garbage bag with you. The trail's popularity contributes to refuse, left behind by the unthinking. Any garbage you collect can be left at the cans near the Yonge Street entrances.
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