Scarborough Bluffs, November 2, 2017

10 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan

Botany Highlight: Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, American crow, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, Carolina wren,  American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, blackburnian warbler, northern cardinal, American goldfinch.  (19 species)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Hawthorn (Crataegus)

Trumpeter Swan (immature)

Great Blue Heron (photo: Marlene Danicki)

Indeterminate warbler

Miles Hearn

                                                            FALL POETRY

Now by the brook the maple leans

With all his glory spread,

And all the sumachs on the hills

Have turned their green to red.

–William Wilfred Campbell (1861–1918

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