Wilket Creek: May 27, 2017

17 degrees and overcast at the start


Bird Highlight: Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker (female)

Botany Highlight: Dame’s Rocket

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Species list: ring-billed gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, great crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, barn swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher,  cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, Tennessee warbler, blackpoll warbler, yellow warbler, American redstart, pine warbler, red-winged blackbird,  baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, scarlet tanager, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow.  (35 species)

Morrow’s Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

Colt’s Foot (Tussilago farfara)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Ring-billed Gulls

Sweet Cicely (Osmorhiza)

Brown-headed Cowbirds (males)

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

Miles Hearn

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