Humber Bay: Monday, April 11, 2016

5 degrees and misty at the start

Bird Highlight: great egret

Great egret (photo: Ken Sproule)

Great egret (photo: Ken Sproule)

Botany Highlight: weeping willow

Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)

Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)

Species list: red-necked grebe, horned grebe, double-crested cormorant, great egret, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard,  gadwall, ring-necked duck, greater scaup, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, ruddy duck, hooded merganser,  red-breasted merganser, killdeer, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, tree swallow, black-capped chickadee, winter wren,  American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, fox sparrow, song sparrow.  ( 34 species)
Lichen

Humber Bay

Lichen

Lichen

White spruce cones (Picea glauca)

White spruce cones (Picea glauca)

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Red-winged blackbird

Red-winged blackbird

Great burdock (Arctium lappa)

Great burdock (Arctium lappa)

Burdock leaf (Arctium)

Burdock leaf (Arctium)

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