Col Sam Smith Park: May 28, 2018


23 degrees with a sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Eastern KIngbird

Eastern Kingbird

Botany Highlight: Tartarian Honeysuckle

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, semipalmated sandpiper, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, willow flycatcher, eastern wood pewee, tree swallow, barn swallow, black-capped chickadee,  American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, cedar waxwing, European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, orchard oriole, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (34 species)

Baltimore Oriole nest

Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)

Cedar Waxwing

Double-crested Cormorant

Ring-billed Gull

Mute Swan

Eastern Black Swallowtail

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris)

Belted Kingfisher (female)

American Robin

Red-necked Grebe

Yellow Warbler

Northern Flicker (male)

Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

Mallard (male)

Cherry blossoms (Prunus)

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)

Orchard Oriole (immature male))

Miles Hearn

                                           NATURE POETRY

Month of little hands with daisies,
Lovers’ love, and poets’ praises;
O thou merry month complete,
May, thy very name is sweet!      

 – Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)

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