High Park: May 9, 2017

6 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Wood Duck chicks

Wood Duck chick

Wood Duck chick

Botany Highlight: Bloodroot

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, black-crowned night heron, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, bufflehead, ring-billed gull, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, rough-winged swallow, tree swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, European starling, warbling vireo, black and white warbler, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, black-throated green warbler, blackburnian warbler, palm warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (33 species)

Chipping Sparrow

Canada Goose chick


Wood Duck (male)

Wood Duck (female)


Northern Flicker

Wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)

Palm Warbler

Miles Hearn

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