Taylor Creek: April 21, 2017

9 degrees and overcast at the start.

Bird Highlight: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Botany Highlight: White Elm

White Elm (Ulmus americana)

Species list: mallard, Cooper’s hawk, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker,  black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow, swamp sparrow, song sparrow. (23 species)

Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Red-winged Blackbird (photo: Lillian Natalizio)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Photo: Lillian Natalizio)

Brown Creeper (photo: Lillian Natalizio)

Red Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

White Mulberry (Morus alba)

Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (photo: Lillian Natalizio)

Common Burdock (Arctium minus)

Trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Chipping Sparrow

Miles Hearn

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