Ward’s Island: February 8, 2013

-5 degrees and driving snow throughout

Bird Highlight: many long-tailed ducks, goldeneyes, buffleheads and red-breasted mergansers

Common goldeye

Common goldeye

Botany Notables: Siberian and Scotch elm, Ohio buckeye
Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Species list: mute swan, mallard, greater scaup, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, downy woodpecker, blue jay,  black-capped chickadee, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (17 species)

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