I spent a day aiding in the search for two capybaras that escaped from High Park Zoo in Toronto. 400 acres of hiding spots sure doesn’t make it easy! At least there was some nice scenery for the exotic scavenger hunt.
American Tree Sparrow @ High Park, Toronto
(early February, -11°C, partly cloudy).
Their breeding habitat is tundra or the northern limits of the boreal forest in Alaska and northern Canada. They nest on the ground. These birds migrate to the United States or southern Canada to spend the winter.
The easiest species to confuse with American Tree Sparrow is Chipping Sparrow, but their ranges don’t overlap much in winter (the only time most people are likely to see American Tree Sparrows).
Usually, chipping sparrows are moving south around the same time as these birds arrive.
A detailed photograph of a small bird on a tree branch, with a beautiful array of colored leaves in the background. Taken in Toronto, Canada. 2016. All Photographs Taken by Yours Truly, Luqara / Luqman A.
Yesterday I checked out High Park. I saw most of it but will probably end up going back again. Maybe in the snow! I walked around for a bout 3 hours, taking photos, listening to music - pretty much just chilling out!