Humber Bay: March 1, 2018 and some photos by Jan Steen

Thank-you to Jan Steen for some photos from Florida of an owl family and an osprey.

2 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Gadwall


Botany Highlight: European Black Alder

Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Species list: red-necked grebe, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, greater scaup, lesser scaup, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, American coot, herring gull, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker,  black-capped chickadee, American robin, European starling, house sparrow,  red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, house finch, song sparrow.  (25 species)


Ring-billed Gulls with a Herring Gull to the right and a female Goldeneye behind

Hedge-parsley (Torilis japonica)

Mute Swan

Northern Cardinal (male)

American Coot

Common Grackle

European starling

Miles Hearn

Some photos by Jan Steen from Florida:



Great Horned Owl

Owl chicks

                                              WINTER POETRY

In the depth of winter,
I finally learned that
within me there lay
an invincible summer.

– Albert Camus  (1913-1960)


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