Ashbridge’s Bay, November 14, 2017

5 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: American Coot

American Coot

Botany Highlight: Snowberry

Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)

Species list: mute swan, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, greater scaup, lesser scaup, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, common merganser, American coot, ring-billed gull.  (11 species)

Hawthorn (Crataegus)

Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Buffleheads

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Corkscrew Willow (Salix matsudana)

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

Mallard (female)

Miles Hearn

                                                             FALL POETRY

A birdnote sounding here and there,

A bloom, where leaves are brown and sober,

Warm noons, and nights with frosty air,

And loaded wagons say, October.

– Thomas Stephens Collier (1842–93)

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