Photos / Sounds

What

Grey Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 17, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Beare Wetland, Cedar Pond area

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Black-legged Tick (Ixodes scapularis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 16, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

Description

Found in an arm after a trip in the Rouge National Urban Park, Mast trail area.

Photos / Sounds

What

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 15, 2024 02:38 PM EDT

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Beare Wetlands, Cedar trail and ponds

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 15, 2024 02:38 PM EDT

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Beare Wetlands, Cedar trail and ponds

Photos / Sounds

What

Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 15, 2024 02:38 PM EDT

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Beare Wetlands, Cedar trail and ponds. Goldenrod Crab Spider eating a Western Honey Bee, on a Tufted Vetch plant.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 2024

Place

Private

Description

We are Turtle Protectors, and this lady is on her way back to her home pond.

Photos / Sounds

What

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Observer

gary-james

Date

May 18, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Bob Hunter Memorial Park, Tallgrass Trek.
Toronto and GTA Bird Celebration week walk.

Photos / Sounds

What

European Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)

Observer

gary-james

Date

May 6, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

Description

East Don River Parkland Trials

Photos / Sounds

What

Brilliant Jumping Spider (Phidippus clarus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

July 10, 2023 01:53 PM EDT

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Bob Hunter Memorial Park, Tall Grass and Monarch Trails.

Photos / Sounds

What

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Observer

gary-james

Date

May 4, 2024 03:12 PM EDT

Description

Lots of Wood Ducks. Great birding site. Also supporting the Turtle Protectors of High Park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

May 4, 2024 04:10 PM EDT

Description

Great birding site. Also supporting the Turtle Protectors of High Park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

May 4, 2024 04:10 PM EDT

Description

Great birding site. Also supporting the Turtle Protectors of High Park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

May 4, 2024 04:10 PM EDT

Description

Great birding site. Also supporting the Turtle Protectors of High Park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 2024

Place

Private

Description

private front lawn of house.

Photos / Sounds

What

Juniper-apple Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae)

Observer

gary-james

Date

May 1, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

Description

Bayview Village East Don River Parkland Trails

Photos / Sounds

What

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 8, 2024 08:10 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 19, 2024 03:15 PM EDT

Description

6 of them circling, diving

Photos / Sounds

What

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 25, 2024 02:37 PM EDT

Description

Checking out a bird feeder to feed from.

Photos / Sounds

What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 2024

Place

Private

Description

Running around the street

Photos / Sounds

What

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 15, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 15, 2024 01:00 PM EDT

Description

Rosetta McClain Gardens

Photos / Sounds

What

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 15, 2024 01:39 PM EDT

Description

Rosetta McClain Gardens

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 8, 2024 07:54 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 1, 2024 11:57 AM EDT

Description

East Point Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 1, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

Description

East Point Park

Photos / Sounds

What

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 1, 2024 08:42 AM EDT

Description

East Point Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 1, 2024 08:22 AM EDT

Description

East Point Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 1, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

Description

East Point Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 1, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

Description

East Point Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Observer

gary-james

Date

April 1, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

Description

East Point Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Ball Python (Python regius)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 28, 2024 01:28 PM EDT

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Lower Ressor Pond. Found dead dumped. Unknown if native or not.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 24, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine. American Robin, helping spread the invasive plant

Photos / Sounds

What

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 24, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

Description

East Don Parkland Trail

Photos / Sounds

What

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 24, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

Description

East Don Parkland Trail

Photos / Sounds

What

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 24, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

Description

East Don Parkland Trail. A pair, very large.

Photos / Sounds

What

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 21, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

Description

We believe this is a cygnet Tundra Swan. Bill markings and size. Other Trumpeter Swans chased it off too. Rouge National Urban Park, Looking for another injured Trumpeter Swan. We did not find it. Please report any injured animals to the Rouge and Toronto Wildlife Center.

Photos / Sounds

What

Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta ssp. marginata)

Observer

marlene-d

Date

March 18, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

Description

A bit of a story about this turtle. We originally spotted her the previous day, in about the same precarious position. Feeling that she may have something wrong with her, we examined her more carefully. She was lopsided and did not swim well.
We contacted the Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) and explained her condition. They asked for her to be brought in.
She is currently in care of the TWC. Leeches have been removed from her neck but it has not helped her issues. She has swelling in her right eye and fluid in her lungs. She flips over when put in water, so is currently in very shallow water so she will not drown.
TWC does not yet know if the turtle's problems are neurological, viral, or bacterial. She is on anti-parasitic medication and her weight being monitored to see if she is eating.
I'm hoping that she has a full recovery and can be returned to her home in the pond.

Photos / Sounds

What

Kumlien's Gull (Larus glaucoides ssp. kumlieni)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 25, 2024 11:40 AM EST

Description

Another great walk hosted by the Toronto Nature Stewards.
Port Union Waterfront Trail, Scarborough. From Port Union to Highland Creek and back.

Photos / Sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 13, 2024 02:52 PM EDT

Description

East Don Parkland Trail

Photos / Sounds

What

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 13, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

Description

Swan Lake, Markham.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 13, 2024 08:45 AM EDT

Description

Swan Lake, Markham.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 13, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

Description

Swan Lake, Markham.

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 13, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

Description

Swan Lake, Markham.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 13, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

Description

Swan Lake, Markham.

Photos / Sounds

What

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 8, 2024

Description

German Mills Settlers Park, walk about.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 8, 2024

Description

German Mills Settlers Park, walk about.

Photos / Sounds

What

American Water Frogs (Genus Lithobates)

Observer

gary-james

Date

March 7, 2024

Description

The East Don River Parkland Trail.

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

Observer

pinemartyn

Date

February 22, 2024 08:23 AM EST

Description

Belly-flop!
Duck on right demonstrating how not to land.

Photos / Sounds

What

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 26, 2024 12:24 PM EST

Description

X03, nice courting show.
Rouge National Urban Park, Rouge Beach

Tags

X03

Photos / Sounds

What

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 27, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 22, 2024 10:56 AM EST

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Rouge Beach. Feeding on fish head. Did not see the fish body.

Photos / Sounds

What

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 22, 2024 11:11 AM EST

Description

Rouge National Urban Park, Rouge Beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 22, 2024 11:17 AM EST

Description

N26, one angary bird. Rouge National Urban Park, Rouge Beach.

Tags

N26

Photos / Sounds

What

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 20, 2024 11:48 AM EST

Description

EATING GARBAGE. Rouge National Urban Park, Rouge Beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-banded Stink Bug Wasp (Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

September 15, 2023 12:26 PM EDT

Description

The East Don River Parkland Trail.

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-banded Stink Bug Wasp (Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

August 31, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 19, 2024 01:18 PM EST

Description

Spotted today at 1:17 pm.
2024.02.20 9-10 am., request all bird spotters to assist with location and observations. Until Toronto Wildlife Centre arrives to assist. At Rouge National Urban Park, Rouge Beach. Trumpeter Swan wing tag N45 has a fishing hook in it and bleeding. What a day for the Great Backyard Bird Count.

2024.02.20
Rescued today by the fantastic Toronto Wildlife Center team. Fishing hook was right through its tongue, and could not be removed on site. Further due to the blood lost observed yesterday, it was taken into care for treatment. A good two days of birding and happy ending. Monitor and support the Toronto Wildlife Center, for the rest of the story.
And they need your help too help more animals.

2024 02 21 from broncolane
Hi Gary,
N45 is a male that hatched in 2020 and was tagged/banded in March 2023 at Rouge Beach Park, Pickering. As it was an adult at time of banding we do not know who it's parents were.
It has traveled around a number of locations between the Lake Ontario shoreline and Sturgeon Bay area near Midland/Port Severn.
Cheers, Gary

from TWC,
found a second fishhook in its foot. Both removed and doing fine. Maybe released tomorrow.

The North American Bird Banding Program - Eastern Ecological Science Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge - Bird Banding Laboratory
Dear gary james,
Thank you for reporting Band #: 1959-03445
Date 03/07/2023
Species Trumpeter Swan
Age HATCHED IN 2021 OR EARLIER
Sex MALE
Location NEAR PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA

2024 02 26. Sausage aka as N45 was released back at the Marsh with his friends, looking for his mate. Let me know if you see him paired up again.

Tags

N45

Photos / Sounds

What

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 2024

Place

Private

Description

Great Backyard Bird Count. Can I enter this on eBird or Feeder Count. I was wondering why my feeder was going down so fast.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 17, 2024 10:14 AM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, Toronto Nature Stewards and BVA guided Great Backyard Bird Count walk.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 8, 2024 12:33 PM EST

Description

newtonbrook Creek Park, both north and south end.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

Observer

gary-james

Date

January 30, 2024 09:21 AM EST

Description

Algonquin Prov. Park. - Mew Lake

Photos / Sounds

What

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

Observer

gary-james

Date

January 30, 2024 09:25 AM EST

Description

Algonquin Prov. Park. - Mew Lake

Photos / Sounds

What

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

Observer

gary-james

Date

January 30, 2024 12:27 PM EST

Description

Algonquin Provincial Park - Visitor Centre

Photos / Sounds

What

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

January 31, 2024 11:59 AM EST

Description

Algonquin Provincial Park, Visitor Center

Photos / Sounds

What

Moose (Alces alces)

Observer

gary-james

Date

January 31, 2024 03:42 PM EST

Description

Cow and two calves.
Algonquin Provincial Park, Hwy 60, 62 to 25 km east of Track and Tower

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 1, 2024 10:32 AM EST

Description

Algonquin Provincial Park, Bat Lake Trail

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 1, 2024 01:55 PM EST

Description

Algonquin Prov. Park Visitor Center

Photos / Sounds

What

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 1, 2024 01:57 PM EST

Description

Algonquin Prov. Park Visitor Center

Photos / Sounds

What

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 2, 2024 08:06 AM EST

Description

Oxtongue Lake, Lakeview Resort. This Snow Bunting was in the parking lot by its self for three days.

Photos / Sounds

What

Meadow Salsify (Tragopogon pratensis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 25, 2023 09:22 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

October 10, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

February 10, 2023 08:40 AM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine.
We have not found the rest of the deer yet.

Photos / Sounds

What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

gary-james

Date

December 25, 2023 09:55 AM EST

Description

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the critters and iNatters out there.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bicolored Striped Sweat Bee (Agapostemon virescens)

Observer

gary-james

Date

July 22, 2023 09:39 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

gary-james

Date

July 1, 2023 11:01 AM EDT

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, Finch Ave East to Forest Grove Drive. Toronto Nature Stewards, plant inventory

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 23, 2023 03:35 PM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, south of Forest Grove.

Four areas of Japanese Barberry.

Reported and confirmed by EDDmaps and to Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 23, 2023 03:40 PM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, south of Forest Grove.

Four areas of Japanese Barberry.

Reported and confirmed by EDDmaps and to Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 23, 2023 03:43 PM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, south of Forest Grove.

Four areas of Japanese Barberry.

Reported and confirmed by EDDmaps and to Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

Photos / Sounds

What

Barberry Geometer Moth (Rheumaptera meadii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 23, 2023 03:44 PM EST

Description

on Japanese Barberry bush.
In Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, south of Forest Grove. 4 areas of Japanese Barberry. Reported to EDDmaps and to Ontario Invasive monitoring.

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 23, 2023 03:45 PM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, south of Forest Grove.

Four areas of Japanese Barberry.

Reported and confirmed by EDDmaps and to Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 23, 2023 03:50 PM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, south of Forest Grove.

Four areas of Japanese Barberry.

Reported and confirmed by EDDmaps and to Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 23, 2023 03:56 PM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, south of Forest Grove.

Four areas of Japanese Barberry.

Reported and confirmed by EDDmaps and to Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 23, 2023 03:59 PM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine, south of Forest Grove.

4 areas of Japanese Barberry.

Reported and confirmed by EDDmaps and to Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

Photos / Sounds

What

European Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 29, 2023 10:32 AM EST

Description

Bayview Village, The East Don River Parkland Trail.

Reported to EDDmaps.

Photos / Sounds

What

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 20, 2023 11:07 AM EST

Description

feeding on Grey Dogwood at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 20, 2023 01:10 PM EST

Description

Colonel Samuel Smith Park.
Why would it be "nesting" at this time of year. It was really building or expanding the nest or hole.

Photos / Sounds

What

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 20, 2023 01:25 PM EST

Description

feeding on Grey Dogwood at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Photos / Sounds

What

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 20, 2023 01:26 PM EST

Description

feeding on Stag Horn Sumac at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Photos / Sounds

What

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 20, 2023 01:26 PM EST

Description

feeding on Stag Horn Sumac at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Dekay's Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 10, 2023 12:14 PM EST

Description

Milne Hollow. Another Great walk with the Toronto Field Naturalists.

Photos / Sounds

What

Leconte's Haploa Moth (Haploa lecontei)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 30, 2021 02:18 PM EDT

Description

Betty Sutherland Trail, North York, ON, Canada

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 2023

Description

Great day for hawks and owls.

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 2023

Description

Great day for hawks and owls.

Photos / Sounds

What

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 12, 2023 11:13 AM EST

Description

The East Don Parkland Trail

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 12, 2023 11:28 AM EST

Description

The East Don Parkland Trail

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 12, 2023 10:01 AM EST

Description

Newtonbrook Creek Ravine

Photos / Sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Observer

gary-james

Date

November 12, 2023 10:40 AM EST

Description

The East Don Parkland Trail

Photos / Sounds

What

Unicorn Clubtail (Arigomphus villosipes)

Observer

gary-james

Date

June 19, 2023 09:41 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Observer

gary-james

Date

October 2023

Description

The East Don Parkland Trail nest. 34 Hatchling are now safely in the East Don River. Well maybe not that safe in the river. Thank you Bayview Village residence for helping our team and protecting the two nests this season. Our turtle nest protector cage worked again for the fourth year.

Photos / Sounds

What

Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

Observer

gary-james

Date

September 4, 2023 07:30 AM EDT

Description

Tree. Top end of Newtonbrook Creek Ravine. Not Buckthorn. I will find and open fruit next time.