Great blue, green, and black crowned night herons frequent most of Toronto's larger parks and often appear in unexpected places where minimal water features attract them for a possible meal of frogs, snakes and fish.
This northern mockingbird appeared on New Year's Day and stayed in our yard for the months of January, February and March eating suet and several varieties of berries around the neighbourhood. Other than the occasional call (a sharp kissing noise) the bird was relatively quiet. Perching on fences, posts and clotheslines during daytime, it appeared to spend the nights in dense evergreens and shrubbery. Very people tolerant.