High Park: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

17 degrees and overcast at the start
Bird Highlight: black-capped chickadee
Black-capped chickadee (photo: Ian Valentine)

Black-capped chickadee (photo: Ian Valentine)

Botany Highlight: striped maple
Acer pensylvanicum (striped maple) photo: Ian Valentine

Acer pensylvanicum (striped maple) photo: Ian Valentine

Species list: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, northern shoveler, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, black-throated blue warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, palm warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow.
( 27 species)

Next week the Tuesday group is at Beechwood \ Don Valley. I will be at the top of the hill at 9:50 in case anyone wants a ride down.

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