Sunnybrook Park, October 26, 2017 and a Kinglet close-up

5 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start. 

Bird Highlight: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied woodpecker (male)

Botany Highlight: Purple Vervain

Purple Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Species list: mallard, belted kingfisher, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker,  blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, golden-crowned kinglet, European starling, northern cardinal . (13 species)

Hop Tree ((Ptelea trifoliata)

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Mallard (female)

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

Shaggy Mane

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Hairy Woodpecker

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)


I found this little guy very close to my home this morning:

It probably had flown into a window and was stunned with one eye closed.

I put it into a shoe box and drove to meet Liz for our walk. She held it in her hands for the entire drive and started to feel it coming back to life.

At Sunnybrook, upon feeling fresh air, it flew out of a tiny hole in the box and sped to the woods.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Miles Hearn

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