Scarborough Bluffs: May 9, 2018

  

15 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Bobolink

Bobolink (male)

Botany Highlight: Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, mallard, turkey vulture, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, bank swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, house wren, Carolina wren, gray catbird, brown thrasher, American robin, European starling, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, bobolink, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch,white-throated sparrow,  song sparrow.  (29 species)

Downy Woodpecker (female)

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

White-breasted Nuthatch

Baltimore Oriole (male)

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Eastern Kingbird

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Bank Swallow

Turkey Vulture

Robin on nest

Red-winged Blackbird (female)

Song Sparrow

Gray Catbird

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of Spring,
And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar,
And the crocus-bed is a quivering moon of fire
Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring.

– Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

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