Scarborough Bluffs: April 12, 2018

  

3 degrees and raining throughout

Bird Highlight: Common Grackle

Common Grackle with Cowbirds

Botany Highlight: Black Walnut

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Walnut remains

Species list: Canada goose, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, carolina wren, American robin, European starling, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (19 species)

Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Grackle, Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird

Elderberry (Sambucus)

Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

Miles Hearn

                                     NATURE POETRY

And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

– Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)

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