Col Sam Smith Park: May 11, 2018


11 degrees with a sun / cloud mix at the start

Bird Highlight: Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler (male)

Yellow Warbler (male)

Yellow Warbler (male)

Yellow Warbler (male)

Botany Highlight: Choke Cherry

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Species list: red-necked grebe, horned grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard,  long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, common tern, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, barn swallow, gray catbird, American robin, Swainson’s thrush, European starling, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, magnolia warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, savannah sparrow, chipping sparrow, white-crowned sparrow, song sparrow.  (35 species)

Baltimore Oriole (male)

Baltimore Oriole (male)

Baltimore Oriole (male)

Common Grackle

Horned Grebe

Ring-billed Gulls

Northern Flicker (male)

Swainson’s Thrush

Ladybird Beetle

Tree Sawllow

Red-breasted Merganser (male)

Robin on nest

Long-tailed Ducks

Ink Cap

Ink Cap

Red-necked Grebes

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Common Tern

Song Sparrow

Miles Hearn

                                                 NATURE POETRY

While the bright radient sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.

– The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac Vol. 1, No. 1

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