Humber Bay: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

3 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: fox sparrow

Fox Sparrow (photo: Ken Sproule)

Fox Sparrow (photo: Ken Sproule)

Botany Highlight: Austrian pine

Austrian pine cones (Pinus nigra)

Austrian pine cones (Pinus nigra)

Species list: red-necked grebe, horned grebe, double-crested cormorant, black-crowned night heron, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard,  American black duck, gadwall,  bufflehead, long-tailed duck, ruddy duck,  red-breasted merganser, killdeer, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, black-capped chickadee,  American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, American tree sparrow, fox sparrow, song sparrow.  (32 species)
Humber Bay

Humber Bay

Rose thorns

Rose thorns

Hedge-parsley (Torilis japonica)

Hedge-parsley (Torilis japonica)

Beaver evidence

Beaver evidence

Apple tree bark (Malus)

Apple tree bark (Malus)

Humber Bay

Humber Bay

Double-crested cormorant

Double-crested cormorant

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