You can’t get a much more industrial looking area than the Commissioners Street section near Cherry Beach.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
I admire the many plant species that thrive here with no help from us.
Note the heavy black “sideburns”. A Peregrine Falcon
Serene and superb 7 minute video of a beautiful spot on the Don.
Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots, and gillyflowers. – Sara Coleridge (1802–52)
(a gillyflower can refer to any of a number of fragrant flowers)
I used to hike this area a lot, until Don mouth remediation machinery made it less “scenic”. Not that I am complaining–I know that what they are doing is important and necessary work!
Beautiful botany. I ALMOST got the mystery bird– I knew it was some kind of falcon, but the name escaped me. Nice to see that footage of the Don River, too. Thanks, Miles!
My husband and I saw a similar bird perching on our neighbour’s black walnut tree. We thought it was a falcon. What a great photo of the tree of heaven growing against the concrete wall. I didn’t realize there is a variety of wildlife along the Don River.