The Northern Cardinal is a common and popular bird living in a variety of habitats including city parks and back yards. It mates for life and will return to the same breeding area each year. Mated pairs communicate with complex songs. Their preferred habitat is forest edges, swamps, hedgerows, suburbs, and anywhere with small trees and shrubs.
[4- Wood beyond the pond - click to enlarge]
In the summer the beavers are busy enlarging their beaver lodge and reinforcing the dam to make the pond larger.
[5 - Southern end of Grenadier Pond]
[6 - Looking west from south end of Grenadier Pond to Ellis Avenue]
At Ellis Avenue and Queensway is the location to catch the Long Branch Streetcar to return to your destination or a cafe for a hot drink.
Source for birds: A Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Michael Vanner, pp.236-237.