Scarborough Bluffs: May 18, 2018

  

12 degrees with a sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Botany Highlight: Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Species list: trumpeter swan, Canada goose, turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, tree swallow, bank swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, house wren, Carolina wren, gray catbird, American robin, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, tennessee warbler, nashville warbler, northern parula warbler, yellow warbler, magnolia warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, common yellowthroat, American redstart, house sparrow, bobolink, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (37 species)

Forget-me not (Myosotis sylvatica)

Turkey Vulture

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Bobolink (male)

Bobolink (male)

Bobolink (male)

Lungwort (Pulmonaria)

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Song Sparrow

Cow-parsnip (Heracleum maximum)

Yellow Warbler

Baltimore Oriole (male)

Baltimore Oriole (male)

Common Grackle

Red Squirrel

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

             Monterez Inn Resort – Ottawa area

Seeing a river through my window

in the morning

meant so much.

Corrugated ripples,

strong and peaceful.

Sure autumn colours

fringing the river.

I never get to rise in the mornings to a river.

In Toronto.

It was nice.

It was nice.

God’s morning handshake.

  • Adele Koehnke

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