Col Sam Smith Park, November 6, 2017

7 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwings

Botany Highlight: Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce roots exposed by erosion.

Species list: red-necked grebe, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, American wigeon, greater scaup, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, herring gull, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, blue jay, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, cedar waxwing, house sparrow,  northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, American tree sparrow.  (22 species)

Red-necked Grebe

Long-tailed Ducks (female)

Golden-crowned Kinglet

American Wigeons

Gadwall (male)

raft of Greater Scaup

Canada Goose

Mallards (males)

Miles Hearn

                                                                  FALL POETRY

Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks arise

Around; up above, what wind-walks! what lovely behaviour

Of silk-sack clouds! has wilder, wilful-wavier

Meal-drift moulded ever and melted across skies?

–Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)

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