Bird Families at Scarborough Bluffs: November 20, 2021

“The family that plays together, stays together.” This old adage seems to equally apply in the bird world and we saw several examples of group activity today at the picturesque Scarborough Bluffs.

Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swans (juvenile)
Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swans
Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Mallards
Mallards
Mallards
Red-tailed Hawks
Red-tailed Hawks
Red-tailed Hawks

Other birds:

Herring Gull with fish
Mallard (male)
Herring Gull (juvenile)
Rock Pigeon
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull in aggressive posture
Mallard (female)
American Black Duck
Mallard (female)
Herring Gull (juvenile)
Double-crested Cormorants
Herring Gull (juvenile)
Herring Gull (juvenile)
Red-tailed Hawk
Herring Gull (juvenile)

Bluff area images:

St. Augustine’s Seminary

8 am group:


11:30 am group:

NATURE POETRY

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.

But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.

I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?

Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.

Next to nothing for use,
But a crop is a crop,
And who’s to say where
The harvest shall stop?    – Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Miles Hearn

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