Humber Bay: February 16, 2018

0 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start

Bird Highlight: Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Botany Highlight: Wayfaring Tree

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Species list: mute swan, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, redhead, lesser scaup, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, herring gull, ring-billed gull, downy woodpecker, house sparrow,  northern cardinal, American tree sparrow.  (16 species)

Mute Swan

Red-breasted Merganser (male)

American Coot

Redhead (male)

Sunburst Lichen

Bufflehead (male)

Gadwall (female)

Mallards

Miles Hearn

                                                    WINTER POETRY

On the wind in February
Snowflakes float still,
Half inclined to turn to rain,
Nipping, dripping, chill.

–Christina Rossetti (1830–94)

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