Another afternoon trip to another city park. Not a whole lot of birds, did hear a few that I couldn't identify. Did get a quick glimpse of an Eastern Phoebe though, thought that was pretty cool! No pic though - darn!
A little stream near one of the gardens.
Kildonan Park has park ducks. I don't know if these birds are wild or released - they look much more compact than the wild mallards I'm used to!
Thought this guy was a "manky" mallard, a duck with some domestic ducks in his background. But he also looks similar to some pictures I've seen of American Black Duck x Mallard hybrids. So I don't know! There were a LOT more male ducks than females present, and lots of chasing going on. This guy was paired up with a female, and was pretty vigorous in going after any others who came too close!
Female Mallard, preening
Female Mallard, looking for corn. Almost looks like a mini-Mallard!
Male and female, male complaining!
This was a surprise, a late Song Sparrow, hunched on a perch near the riverbank.
And a very nice male American Robin, looking for worms amongst the tulips!