Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Beaver inToronto, March 2013

I forgot to mention that North American Beavers, Castor canadensis, can be seen on the lakefront right at the bottom of Yonge Street. From the lakewall in Harbour Square Park I was surprised to have one surface just beneath my feet. It swam across the old dock on the western side of the park and disappeared under a small boardwalk where it would have been able to get up onto the land.

 
The lake front is built up for a couple of miles in each direction from Harbour Square Park so there can only be a few places where it can get up onto the bank. Apart from the small area under the boardwalk, the closest place for it to haul out and find some bark to eat would be on the islands, straight out across the water.
 
Oh and by the way there were more Long-tailed Ducks!

For a previous visit to the Harbour Square Park, follow the link below;
http://redgannet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/harbour-square-park-toronto-march-2013.html

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