Scarborough Bluffs: Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs

10 degrees, little wind, overcast, rain held off until the walk was over.
Bird Highlight: red-winged blackbird and cardinal next to each other
Red-winged blackbird and female cardinal: photo: Ken sproule

Red-winged blackbird and female cardinal: photo: Ken sproule

Botany Highlight: sandbar willow
Salix exigua (sandbar willow)

Salix exigua (sandbar willow)

Species list: Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Cooper’s Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Ring-billed Gull, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Kinglet (crown not visible), Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, American Goldfinch.
 
(26 species)
Thank-you Ken Sproule!

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