This was supposed to be a completely different story, but I will save that for later.
I went to Humber Bay East today to photograph my beloved Grebes. I came across this Cormorant and took the opportunity to photograph it as well as the Grebes. Two women approached me while I was at the Park today and after I spoke to them my blood was boiling!
Look closely at the Cormorant....
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A fisherman purposely tried to snag the bird and reel it in with his fishing line and broke its wing!!! This poor creature, unfortunately, has a slow and painful death ahead as he cannot fly and most likely cannot feed. He is simply sitting on any empty Grebe nest until he starves to death.
I cannot tell you the outrage I feel right now. But it doesn't stop here..
Another fisherman tried to snag the Red Neck Grebe female while she was on her nest. The Grebes have laid more eggs and have another nest of chicks on the way. I will post these images later in another forum and put the link here.
Boaters have been coming into the no boating area and disturbing the nest because... they are entitled!
The two women I mentioned, Mary and Irene, are two very special people. Irene saved the Grebe from being snagged and comes to the park two times a day to stop any more nonsense from any more like minded morons. Mary, has have verbal exchanges with the boaters and has also chased away the fishermen who are relentlessly trying to snag the mother Grebe.
I wrote a letter to the editor of the Toronto Star today and send their contact information and pictures in the hope they will put pressure on the City of Toronto to send inspectors and or the Police.
Ruined my day, which was going really, really well! !