Humber Arboretum: Saturday, March 5, 2016

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-1 degree and snowing at the start

Bird Highlight: common merganser

Common Mergansers Ashbridge's Bay Park: Photo: Judy-Ann Cazemier

Common Mergansers: Photo: Judy-Ann Cazemier

We had a large number of cardinals, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, white-throated sparrows and juncos taking peanuts from us. Red-bellied and hairy woodpeckers were nearby.

Winter Bud Highlight: black maple

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Species list: Canada goose, mallard, common merganser, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, house sparrow, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow. (16 species)

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