Thickson’s Point: January 2021

There is a quite a tall bluff in this area near the Whitby / Oshawa border:

Above the bluffs and in the wind, it felt quite chilly:

former Oriole nest

But along the lake where there was no wind, I took my jacket off due to the bright, warm sunshine:

fish remains
Gull feather

A chickadee seemed to recognize me and approached for food:

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

Other birds:

Mute Swan
Mute Swans
Greater Scaup

Some botany:

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Larch (Larix decidua)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Apple (Malus)
Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Xanthium strumarium (cocklebur also called clotbur)
Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
Willow Pine Cone Gall


Thou sing’st alone on the bare wintry bough,
As if Spring with its leaves were around thee now; 
And its voice that was heard in the laughing rill,
And the breeze as it whispered o’er meadow and hill,
Still fell on thine ear, as it murmured along 
To join the sweet tide of thine own gushing song.     – Jones Very (1813–80)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Thickson’s Point: January 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Such magnificently melancholy, desolately beautiful scenery. Such wonderful bud and other plant detail. Thank you, Miles!


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