Humber Bay, November 30, 2017

3 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Botany Highlight: Wayfaring Tree

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Species list: mute swan, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, common goldeneye, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, greater black-backed gull, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, black-capped chickadee, European starling, house sparrow,  northern cardinal, American goldfinch.  (17 species)

Northern Cardinal (female)

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Ring-billed Gull

Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

Hooded Mergansers (male)

Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Greater Black-backed Gull

Eastern Grey Squirrel

Miles Hearn

                                             FALL POETRY

‘What do you hunt, Orion,
This starry night?’
‘The Ram, the Bull and the Lion,
And the Great Bear,’ says Orion.

– Robert Graves (1895–1985)

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