Mouth of Highland Creek: Early December, 2020

I visited various sections of Highland Creek this year and decided yesterday to have a look at the area where Highland Creek empties into Lake Ontario.

Constant wet snow prevented me from taking photographs so I returned today.

The railway passes overhead and trains race by frequently.

Lake scenes:


Some birds:

Herring Gull (juvenile)
Herring Gull (juvenile)
Black-capped Chickadee
Mallards (showing purple heads due to light conditions)
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gulls

Some botany:

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Crab Apples
Missouri Willow (Salix eriosephala)
Indian-hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)


We’ll to the woods no more,
The laurels are all cut,
The bowers are bare of bay
That once the Muses wore;
The year draws in the day
And soon will evening shut:
The laurels all are cut,
We’ll to the woods no more.            – A. E. Housman (1859–1936)

Miles Hearn

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