Ashbridge’s Bay: February 14, 2018

1 degree and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Botany Highlight: Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Species list:  mallard, gadwall, American black duck, lesser scaup, common goldeneye, bufflehead, white-winged scoter, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, red-tailed hawk, herring gull, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, American crow, house sparrow, American goldfinch, American tree sparrow.  (18 species)

Common Goldeneye (female)

Hawthorn (Crataegus)

American Tree Sparrow (photo: Judy Cazemier)

American Goldfinch (photo: Judy Cazemier)

Black-capped Chickadee

Hairy Woodpecker (male)

Common Goldeyes and lesser scaup

Mallards

Gadwall

with Red-tailed Hawk (top left)

Miles Hearn

                                           WINTER POETRY

Maru Mori brought me
a pair
of socks
which she knitted herself
with her sheepherder’s hands,
two socks as soft
as rabbits.

–Pablo Neruda (1904–73)

 

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