Scarborough Bluffs (upper): April 20, 2017

5 degrees and steady rain for most of the walk

Bird Highlight: White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow (Photo: Irene Okura)

Botany Highlight: Lungwort

Lungwort (Mertensia virginica)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, turkey vulture, rock pigeon, mourning dove, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird,  American robin, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal,  American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (26 species)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

dead Winter Wren

Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia)

Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)

Manitoba Maple (Scer negundo)

Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortune)

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Miles Hearn

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