Marie Curtis Park: March 7, 2018

2 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull (larger) with Ring-billed Gull

Botany Highlight: Trembling Aspen

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, common goldeneye, bufflehead, hooded merganser, red-tailed hawk, herring gull, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch.  (21 species)

Coyote

Goldenrod gall (drilled into by woodpecker)

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Canada Geese

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

“Bib” Duck (hybrid Black Duck X Mallard)

Mallard (female)

Buffleheads

Miles Hearn

Thank-you to Judy-Ann Cazemier for these photos:

Coyote

Coyote

Downy Woodpecker (male)

 

 

                                       WINTER POETRY

February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

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