High Park: June 3, 2017

16 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Wood Duck

Wood Duck (male)

Wood Duck chick

Botany Highlight: Yellow Flag

Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus)

Species list: black-crowned night heron, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, chimney swift, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, great crested flycatcher, eastern wood pewee, barn swallow, rough-winged swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, wood thrush, blue-gray gnatcatcher, cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, blackpoll warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird,  northern cardinal, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow.  (36 species)

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

False Gromwell (Lithospermum molle)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (photo: Ken Sproule)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (photo: Ken Sproule)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Wild Lupine Lupinus perennis)

Barn Swallow

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Eastern KImgbird

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)

Canada Geese

Canada Goose chick


Miles Hearn

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