November 18, 19, 21 and 28, 2016

Thanks to Bob Kortright for these reports.

Humber Bay East Friday November 18
14 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Northern Shoveler

Plant Highlight: nannyberry

Species list: Canada goose, mute swan, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, red-necked grebe, rock pigeon, ring-billed & herring gulls, downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, American tree and white-throated sparrows, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (19 species)

High Park south Saturday November 19
14 degrees and partly cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Black-crowned Night-heron juvenile

Plant Highlight: Gray, silky, and red-osier dogwood

Species list: Wood duck, mallard, mallard x black duck hybrid, Red-tailed hawk, ring-billed & herring gulls, kingfisher, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (13 species)
High Park south Monday November 21
-1 degrees, windy & cloudy

Bird Highlight: Red-tailed hawk

Plant Highlight: Sassafras

Species list: mallard, ring-billed gull, hairy & downy woodpeckers, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, house sparrow, dark-eyed junco, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch. (14 species)
Marie Curtis Monday November 28
6-7 degrees, sunny, clouding over

Bird Highlight: Red-bellied woodpecker, amidst flocks of 30+ each of robin, waxwing, starling, plus hairies, downies, creeper, cardinals, white-throats, house finches and goldfinches in one spot.

Plant Highlight: zigzag goldenrod

Species list: Canada goose, mute swan, American black duck, mallard, hooded merganser, ring-billed gull, hairy & downy woodpeckers, American crow, black-capped chickadee, brown creeper, American robin, European starling, cedar waxwing, house sparrow, white-throated sparrow,  dark-eyed junco, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch. (21 species)

 

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