Scarborough Bluffs: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

10 degrees and sunny at the start
Bird Highlight: brown thrasher
brown thrasher

brown thrasher

Botany Highlight: lungwort
Lungwort (Mertensia virginica)

Lungwort (Mertensia virginica)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, bufflehead, long-tailed duck,  red-breasted merganser, turkey vulture, ring-billed gull, Caspian tern, rock pigeon, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, common raven, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, brown thrasher, 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, American tree sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (37 species)
Goldenrod gall (Solidago)

Goldenrod gall (Solidago)

Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs

Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Garden snail

Garden snail

Painted turtles

Painted turtles

Racoon

Racoon

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