Scarborough Bluffs, February 28, 2018

7 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Tundra Swans

Tundra Swans (photo: Judy Cazemier)

Migrating Tundra Swans Scarborough Crescent Park (Judy Cazemier)

Tundra Swans

Botany Highlight: Basswood

Basswood (Tilia americana)

Species list: tundra swan, mute swan, trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, herring gull, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, downy woodpecker, Carolina wren,  American robin, European starling, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, American tree sparrow.  (25 species)

American Tree Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Trumpeter Swan

Mute Swan

Canada Geese

Mourning Dove

Miles Hearn

                                         WINTER POETRY

Winter is on my head,
but eternal spring
is in my heart.

– Victor Hugo  (1802-1885)

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