Scarborough Bluffs: May 1, 2018

11 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)

Brown-headed Cowbirds

Botany Highlight: Choke Cherry

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, long-tailed duck, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren, American robin, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, blue-headed vireo, yellow-rumped warbler, black-throated green warbler, palm warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (26 species)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginiana)

Northern Flicker

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

European Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Red-tailed Hawk

Hermit Thrush

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Miles Hearn

                                                  NATURE POETRY

Let it rain in April and May for me,
And all the rest of the year for thee.

– proverb

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