You never know what you will find on an outing into nature. Plants are always there, but sometimes there are few birds. Today was not one of those days and we had some interesting migrants at Thompson Park.
We also had several species that can be found here all year round.
Species list: mallard, red-tailed hawk, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, blue-headed vireo, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (18 species)
Heart-breaking summer beyond taste,
Ripeness and frost are soon to know;
But might such color hold the west,
And time, and time, be honey-slow! – Léonie Adams (1899–1988)