Wilket Creek: April 24, 2017

12 degrees and sunny at the start


Bird Highlight: Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Botany Highlight: Spring Beauty

Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch,  American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, pine warbler, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (22 species)

Horsetail (male part) Equisetum)

Song Sparrow

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Norway Maple (Acer plantanoides)

Northern Cardinal

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna)

Hairy Woodpecker (female)

Miles Hearn

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