Scarborough Bluffs: November 1, 2018

7 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan

Botany Highlight: Heart-leaved Aster

Heart-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, bufflehead, redhead, turkey vulture, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, blue jay, common raven, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, cedar waxwing, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow.  (22 species)

Northern Cardinal (male)

Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

Cedar Waxwing

American Black Ducks

“Bib” Duck (hybrid Mallard x Black Duck)

Rock Pigeon

Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)

Miles Hearn

                              NATURE POETRY

Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river’s mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.

– William Wilfred Campbell (1858–1918)

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