Humber Bay: Saturday, April 16, 2016

9 degrees and sunny at the start
Bird Highlight: Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper's Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Botany Highlight: Cottonwood buds opening:

Cottonwood buds opening (Populus deltoides)

Cottonwood buds opening (Populus deltoides)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall,  bufflehead, long-tailed duck,  red-breasted merganser, Cooper’s hawk, American coot, herring gull, ring-billed gull, Caspian tern, rock pigeon, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, black-capped chickadee, brown creeper,  American robin, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, golden-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, American tree sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (38 species)
White elm flowers ( Ulmus Americana)

White elm flowers ( Ulmus Americana)

European black alder ( Alnus glutinosa)

European black alder ( Alnus glutinosa)

Dark-eyed junco

Dark-eyed junco

Long-tailed duck (male)

Long-tailed duck (male)

Red-necked grebes

Red-necked grebes

Black locust thorns (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Black locust thorns (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Caspian tern (Photo: Joseph Stel)

Caspian tern (Photo: Joseph Stel)

European starling

European starling

Norway spruce cones ( Picea abies)

Norway spruce cones ( Picea abies)

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