Sunnybrook Park: October 19, 2018

10 degrees and cloudy at the start.

Bird Highlight: White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Botany Highlight: Spindle Tree and Winged Euonymus

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)

Species list: mallard, red-tailed hawk, mourning dove, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker,  blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow. (16 species)


Mallard (female)


Black-capped Chickadee

Red-tailed Hawk

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Miles Hearn

                                          NATURE POETRY

Through golden noons and purple eves, and shadows cool and tender,
From scenes of tranquil happiness and dreams of deep delight,
October like a princess in her oriental splendor
Comes down the valley singing with her retinue of light.

– Kate Brownlee Sherwood (1841–1914)

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