Humber Bay, November 18, 2017

4 degrees and overcast at the start
Bird Highlight: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Botany Highlight: English Oak

English Oak (Quercus robur)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, northern shoveler, redhead, greater scaup, common goldeneye, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, house sparrow,  northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, American tree sparrow, song sparrow.  (24 species)

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

Ring-billed Gull

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Speckled Alder (Alnus incana)


Red-necked Grebes

Miles Hearn

                                                     FALL POETRY

The trees are in their autumn beauty,

The woodland paths are dry,

Under the October twilight the water

Mirrors a still sky.

–William Butler Yeats (1865–1939

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