Our favourite reserve was damaged in a destructive windstorm storm last week and is closed to the public for the foreseeable future. We’ll miss the beauty of the place and the animals that call it home. In the meantime we’ve been exploring new trails and spotted this white-throated sparrow along one of them.


  1. Sorry to hear about your favorite park, Belinda. But unforeseen opportunities may be forthcoming. 🙂 I’ve noticed the WTS flocks in the underbrush the past few weeks and the warblers passing through, too. Vs of geese, turkey vultures, everyone getting out of Dodge before the snow flies!

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  2. Sorry to hear about the damage to the reserve. I hope they get it back and running soon. Great photo! Lovely little bird!


  3. That’s cool when they stretch their wings a bit! Great capture! 🙂


  4. I always feel sorry for the birds and little animals when a natural disaster strikes their homes. I hope this little guy didn’t get his feathers ruffled too much. I hope this favourtie spot of yours gets fixed up soon. Good that you have other areas to explore meanwhile.

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  5. What a wonderful guide you found on your new trail, Belinda. Beautiful photo with the white throat, pink feet, spread wing.


  6. Nicely captured!

    Wow, very sorry you have lost access to your favorite place. I do hope you find some new places to explore. I wonder what the wildlife was thinking during that crazy 5 minutes.

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    • Thanks Ellen! Ottawa is surrounded by a Greenbelt, so no shortage of places to go to. We’ve kind of adopted this particular reserve though and will miss going there. It’s been a tough year for wildlife in our area, yet another blow.


  7. The climate is playing havoc down in the wildlife area’s here too. Some have not reopened in over a year, some may never be the same. The hurricanes drive through changing the landscape.


  8. Sorry to hear about your nature reserve. I hope it won’t be long before it reopens.


  9. Such delicate colouring. I enjoy the fact that you have caught it with a wing slightly spread.


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