Humber Bay, November 24, 2017

5 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Hooded Merganser

Hooded Mergansers (male)

Botany Highlight: Highbush Cranberry

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum opulus)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, redhead, common goldeneye, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, ruddy duck, red-breasted merganser, hooded merganser, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, black-capped chickadee, house sparrow,  northern cardinal, house finch, American tree sparrow.  (20 species)

Bufflehead (male)

Gadwall

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Canada Geese

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Opossum found in garbage

Double-crested Cormorants

Miles Hearn

                                               FALL POETRY

All day I have watched the purple vine leaves

Fall into the water.

And now in the moonlight they still fall,

But each leaf is fringed with silver.

–Amy Lowell (1874–1925)

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