There were so many photographable birds today (morning & afternoon) that I will include only one plant. One of my favourites (unless I wander into a patch while wearing shorts) : Cut Grass.
The Great Blue Heron was still here and allows very close observation:
Cooper’s Hawks are always on the look-out for small birds to eat:
Swainson’s Thrushes are the common thrush of the spruce forests of northern Ontario in summer and winter in Central America and South America. They show a prominent eye-ring.
Species list: great blue heron, mallard, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, northern flicker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, Swainson’s thrush, house sparrow, European starling, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (22 species)
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minute,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity. – Julia A. Fletcher (1823–1908)