Beechwood / Don Valley: April 20, 2018

  

2 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Botany Highlight: Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Species list: Canada goose, double-crested cormorant, mallard, red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, common raven,  black-capped chickadee, Carolina wren, American robin, European starling, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (20 species)

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Song Sparrow

American Goldfinch (male)

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Downy Woodpecker (female)

Norway Spruce (left) and White Spruce (right)

White Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Tree Swallows

Bald-faced Hornet’s nest

Mallards

American Robin

Miles Hearn

                                           NATURE POETRY

Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.

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– William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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