High Park, September 28, 2017

16 degrees and cloudy at the start.

Bird Highlight: Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbirds

Botany Highlight: Sassafras

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Species list: great blue heron, mute swan, mallard, wood duck, American coot, red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (16 species)

Red Oak acorns (Quercus rubra)

Mallard (female), Wood Duck (female), American Coot

Red-tailed Hawk

White-breasted Nuthatch

Great Blue Heron

Mute Swan

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

House Sparrow (female)

Miles Hearn

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