Don Valley / Beechwood: September 24, 2012

8 degrees and sunny at the start
Bird Highlight: 3 hawk species and turkey vulture
Turkey Vulture at Morro Rock feeding on dead Western Gull

Turkey Vulture at Morro Rock feeding on dead Western Gull

Botany notables: ragweed, European buckthorn
Ambrosia artemisifolia (Ragweed)

Ambrosia artemisifolia (Ragweed)

Species list:  great blue heron, black-crowned night heron, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, turkey vulture, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, broad-winged hawk, belted kingfisher, common flicker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee,  gray catbird, American robin, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (19 species)

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