Ashbridge’s Bay, November 3, 2017

9 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start

Bird Highlight: Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Botany Highlight: Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, green-winged teal, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, black-capped chickadee, brown creeper, American robin, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco.  (16 species)

Ring-billed Gull

Green-winged Teal (foreground)

European Larch (Larix decidua)

Buffleheads

Mute Swans

Hardhack (Spirea tomentosa)

Double-crested Cormorant

Long-tailed Duck (female)

Miles Hearn

                                                                        FALL POETRY

Hail, old October, bright and chill,

First freedman from the summer sun!

Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!

Thank heaven, at last the summer’s done!

–Thomas Constable (1812–81)

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