Humber Bay: April 25, 2018

8 degrees and rain throughout

Bird Highlight: Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebes

Botany Highlight:  Wayfaring Tree

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Species list: red-necked grebe, horned grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, lesser scaup, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, herring gull, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, golden-crowned kinglet, European starling, American robin, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal,  rufous-sided towhee, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (31 species)

Common Grackles

Tree Swallow

Ring-billed Gull

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Canada Goose (with band)

American Robin

Tartarian Honey suckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Long-tailed Duck (male)

Red-winged Blackbird (male)


Rufous-sided Towhee

Mute Swan

Horned Grebe

Rock Pigeons

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Miles Hearn

                                            NATURE POETRY

The wild and windy March once more
Has shut his gates of sleet,
And given us back the April-time,
So fickle and so sweet.

– Alice Cary (1820–71)

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