High Park, October 16, 2017

7 degrees and light rain at the start.

Bird Highlight: American Coot

American Coot

Botany Highlight: New jersey Tea

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Species list: great blue heron, Canada goose, mallard, American wigeon, wood duck, redhead, ring-necked duck, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker,  eastern phoebe, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American robin, hermit thrush, golden-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (24 species)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Dryland Blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)

Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

Tall Coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris)

Eastern Phoebe

Swamp Dewberry (Rubus hispidus)

Ring-necked Duck with Redhead

Black Oak acorns (Quercus velutina)

Canada Geese

Miles Hearn

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