Scarborough Bluffs: June 4, 2018


17 degrees with and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)

Botany Highlight: Red Clover

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Species list: turkey vulture, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, chimney swift, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, willow flycatcher, eastern pewee, blue jay, Carolina wren, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, orchard oriole,  common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (28 species)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Mourning Dove

Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)

Turkey Vulture being bothered by Red-winged Blackbird

Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)

Orchard Oriole (male)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Song Sparrow

Salsify (Tragopgon pratensis)

Red Squirrel

Brome Grass (Bromus inermis)

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)


Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

English Garden Snail

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum triilobum)

Hawthorn (Crataegus)

Miles Hearn


Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass!

– Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)

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