Marie Curtis Park: April 23, 2018

11 degrees and sunny at the start.

Bird Highlight: Mallard

Mallard (male) showing green head

Mallard (male) showing purple head

Botany Highlight: Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, turkey vulture,  Cooper’s hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow,  rough-winged swallow, American crow, black-capped chickadee, ruby-crowned kinglet, golden-crowned kinglet, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (25 species)

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)

House Sparrow (male)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

American Robin

Northern Cardinal (male)

Cooper’s Hawk nest

Turkey Vultures

Song Sparrow

Miles Hearn


O Spring-time sweet!
The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet.

– Unknown

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