Scarborough Bluffs: Saturday, May 14, 2016

9 degrees and raining at the start

Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs

Bird Highlight: Common Tern

Common Tern (photo: Ken Sproule)

Common Tern (photo: Ken Sproule)

Botany Highlight: Cleavers

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Species list: double-crested cormorant, black-crowned night-heron, trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, killdeer, ring-billed gull, common tern, caspian tern, rock pigeon, mourning dove, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, least flycatcher, tree swallow, bank swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, brown thrasher, American robin, wood thrush, blue-grey gnatcatcher,  European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, black and white warbler,  tennessee warbler, yellow warbler, black-throated blue warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, black-throated green warbler, ovenbird, common yellowthroat, american redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, orchard oriole, baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, house finch, American goldfinch, white-crowned sparrow, song sparrow.  (53 species)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Mallards

Mallards

Heart-leaved Aster (Symphiotrichum cordifolium)

Heart-leaved Aster (Symphiotrichum cordifolium)

St. Augustine's Seminary (1913)

St. Augustine’s Seminary (1913)

Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Star-flowered False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

Star-flowered False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

Apple flower (Malus)

Apple flower (Malus)

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