Scarborough Bluffs, November 7, 2017

6 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Bufflehead

Bufflehead (male)

Botany Highlight: Large-toothed Aspen

Large-toothed Aspen (Populus grandidentata)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, bufflehead, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, blue jay, American crow, downy woodpecker, white-breasted nuthatch,  American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch.  (17 species)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Beetle on Tree of Heaven

Rock Pigeons

Red Squirrel

Downy Woodpecker (male)

Trumpeter Swan

American Black Duck

Miles Hearn

                                                              FALL POETRY

Bright yellow, red, and orange,

The leaves come down in hosts;

The trees are Indian Princes,

But soon they’ll turn to Ghosts.

–William Allingham (1824–1889

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