9 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start
Bird Highlight: 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)
Green-winged Teal (foreground)
European Larch (Larix decidua)
Hardhack (Spirea tomentosa)
Long-tailed Duck (female)
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)