Humber Bay: May 8, 2018

17 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Botany Highlight: Red Ash

Red Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Species list: red-necked grebe,  double-crested cormorant, green heron, mute swan,  Canada goose, mallard, long-tailed duck, herring gull, ring-billed gull, common tern, Caspian tern, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, barn swallow, blue jay,  black-capped chickadee, gray catbird,  American robin, cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-crowned sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (35 species)

American Goldfinch (female)

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole


100’s of cormorants and some gulls feeding

White-crowned Sparrow (left) and White-throated Sparrow (right)

Double-crested Cormorants

Caspian Tern

Song Sparrow

Cedar Waxwing

American Robin

Long-tailed Duck (male)

Common Grackle

Tree Swallow

Red-necked Grebes


Miles Hearn

                                                    NATURE POETRY

Earth endures;
Stars abide—
Shine down in the old sea.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)


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