High Park: Friday, May 6, 2016

17 degrees and sunny at the start
High Park

High Park

Bird Highlight: Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Botany Highlight: Black Oak

Black Oak (Quercus velutina)

Black Oak (Quercus velutina)

Species list: black-crowned night heron, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, wood duck, turkey vulture, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, grey catbird, American robin, blue-grey gnatcatcher, ruby-crowned kinglet,  European starling, nashville warbler, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, baltimore oriole, orchard oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (40 species)
Dawn Redwood cones (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Dawn Redwood cones (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)

Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)

Chickadee nesting hole

Chickadee nesting hole

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)

Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

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