Final 2022 Winter Walk at the Bluffs: March 9

Here are some photos from previous 2022 winter walks:

January 18

Trumpeter Swan

February 5

February 11

February 14

House Sparrow (male)
House Sparrow (male)

March 3

Mute Swan
Canada Goose

Though we didn’t have any new migrant birds today, the air was ringing with bird song including Gulls, Geese, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch, Carolina Wren, Chickadee, Hairy and Downy Woodpecker and, of course, Red-winged Blackbirds.

Park scenes:

Canada Goose tracks

Some botany:

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Amur Cork Tree (Phellodendron amurense)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)
Missouri Willow (Salix eriocephala)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

Some birds:

Ring-billed Gull
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Rock Pigeons
Canada Geese
Rock Pigeon
House Sparrow (female)
American Robin in Sumac
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Ring-billed Gull
American Robin in Sumac
Mute Swans
Ring-billed Gulls
Canada Geese
Mute Swan
American Robin in Sumac

Today’s group:


Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.        – Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Miles Hearn

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