Humber Bay, October 31, 2017

7 degrees, sun / cloud mix and very windy at the start

Bird Highlight: American Wigeon

American Wigeon (male)

Botany Highlight: Thornless Honey Locust

Thornless Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis)

Species list: pied-billed grebe, red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, green-winged teal, American wigeon, northern shoveler, hooded merganser, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, long-eared owl, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, golden-crowned kinglet,  house sparrow,  northern cardinal, American goldfinch.  (21 species)

American Black Duck

Great Blue Heron and Black-crowned Night Heron (immature)

Ring-billed Gull


Northern Shoveler (male)

Rock Pigeon

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Pied-billed Grebe

Miles Hearn

                                                                              FALL POETRY

Little drops of water,

Little grains of sand,

Make the mighty ocean

And the pleasant land.

So the little moments,

Humble though they be, Make the mighty ages

Of Eternity.

–Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney (1823–1908)

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