Baker’s Dozen

Black-crowned night heron flock, Doughnut Island, Toronto IslandsBlack-crowned night heron flock, Doughnut Island, Toronto IslandsOne of the lovely things about living on a major migratory route is seeing the migrations happen: large groups of birds travelling long distances together.

When they first arrive here on the Islands, they often remain together for a week or two before splitting up to build their nests. Flocks of 50 blackbirds at a time are not uncommon.

Here, a group of 13 black-crowned night herons take over a tree near Doughnut island, a sight that I’ve never seen before.

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