Ashbridge’s Bay, November 27, 2017

1 degree and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Botany Highlight: Austrian Pine

Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)

Species list:  Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, lesser scaup, common goldeneye, long-tailed duck, common merganser, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, golden-crowned kinglet, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco.  (16 species)

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Lesser Scaup

sleeping Raccoon

Red-breasted Merganser (female)

Red Squirrel

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Long-tailed Duck (female)

Miles Hearn

                                                  FALL POETRY

The maples ripen. Apples

come home crisp in bags.

This pear tastes good.

It rains lightly on the

random leaf patterns.

–James Marcus Schuyler (1923–92)

 

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