Painted Turtles Near Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

Painted Turtles Near Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

painted turtle - sits in pond near forks of the credit - ontario

On a beautiful sunny day, Bob and I decided to head to the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in search of birds that are uncommon in our own part of the province.  As we approached Forks of the Credit Provincial Park near Caledon, along a quiet country road called McLaren Road, a vibrant green sludge drew our eyes to a pond at the side of the highway.  When we spotted a turtle poking its head up through the surface of the water, we had to pull over for a look.  The reptile turned out to be an Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta). Read more

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An Eastern Towhee At Forks Of The Credit Provincial Park

An Eastern Towhee At Forks Of The Credit Provincial Park

eastern towhee stares ahead - trans canada trail - forks of the credit - caledon - ontario

Bob and I get very excited when it comes to checking out new potential birdwatching locations.  Numerous reports about sightings at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park had us headed that way in early June to see what we might see.  Among the many birds spotted that day was a colourful Eastern Towhee. Read more

A Black-billed Cuckoo at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

A Black-billed Cuckoo at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

black billed cuckoo - gives us a look from tree - forks of the credit provincial park - ontario

On a warm, sunny June morning, Bob and I set off to explore Forks of the Credit Provincial Park near Caledon, Ontario.  We had never visited that park before, but it seemed a likely destination for us given the bird sightings reported there over the previous few days.  We were excited to see what species we might discover.  As we followed the movements of an Eastern Towhee,  lo and behold, we caught sight of another bird in the same tree:  a Black-billed Cuckoo. Read more

A Bobolink Whistles A Tune At Forks of the Credit

A Bobolink Whistles A Tune At Forks of the Credit

Bobolink - sings out - kettle trail - forks of the credit provincial park - ontario

On an outing to Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Bob and I were winding down our day after having spent several hours on the beautiful trails there.  As we strode across Kettle Trail to regain the Trans Canada Trail and then the parking lot, an unfamiliar sound met our ears.  We soon spotted the source in a treetop not far away.  A bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) in full song was in profile against an azure sky, making for a perfect snapshot. Read more