Col Sam Smith Park: June 5, 2018


14 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

Botany Highlight: Sand Cherry

Sand Cherry (Prunus pumila)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, black-crowned night heron, mute swan, mallard, spotted sandpiper, semi-palmated sandpiper, herring gull, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, chimney swift, tree swallow, bank swallow, rough-winged swallow, barn swallow, cliff swallow, gray catbird, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (32 species)

Barn Swallow

Robin chick and parent

Robin chick and parent

Robin chick

Yellow Warbler (male)

Yellow Warbler (male)

Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Herring Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Painted Turtle

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Common Duckweed (Lemna minor)

Rough-winged Swallow

Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

House Sparrow chicks

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

House Finch (male)

Miles Hearn


My lilac trees are old and tall;
I cannot reach their bloom at all.
They send their perfume over trees
And roofs and streets, to find the bees.

– Louise Driscoll (1875–1957)

1 thought on “Col Sam Smith Park: June 5, 2018

  1. Jill Scott

    Thanks Miles, these newsletters are just the antidote to a desk bound Tuesday, feel like I just had a walk in the park. Beautiful photos!


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