Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 06/17/2015


Photo taken on June 15, 2015


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The dreaded Goat's-beard / Tragopogon dubius

The dreaded Goat's-beard / Tragopogon dubius
(Note to self: this is my main photo posted today, i.e. the very last photo uploaded. Let me know if you see my photos posted in a different order - thanks).

The dreaded Goat's-beard, a highly invasive, non-native plant that has spread (and keeps spreading, despite attempts to control it) in our natural areas in the city. Too bad, because both the beautiful flower and huge Dandelion-like seedhead are most attractive.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragopogon_dubius

This photo was taken the day before yesterday, 15 June 2015, when I went on a morning birding walk with friends at Griffith Woods. All the birds we saw were so far away, so I mainly came home with a few photos of flowers. Just for my own memory, I'll add the leaders' list of the 39 bird species below.

Gadwall-2
Am. Wigeon-1 f.
Mallard-6 ad./10 juv.
Common Goldeneye-2
Bald Eagle-1 ad.
Red-tailed Hawk-1
Sora-1+
Killdeer-1+
Spotted Sandpiper-5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird-2
Belted Kingfisher-1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-2
Downy Woodpecker-1+
Northern Flicker-1
Least Flycatcher-2
Blue Jay-1
American Crow-4
Common Raven-3+
Tree Swallow-4
Violet-green Swallow-2+
Northern Rough-winged Swallow-4
Bank Swallow-20
Black-capped Chickadee-3
Red-breasted Nuthatch-1
House Wren-3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-1
American Robin-15
Gray Catbird-2
Cedar Waxwing-10
Yellow Warbler-6
Chipping Sparrow-1+
Clay-colored Sparrow-6
Song Sparrow-1
White-throated Sparrow-4
White-throated Sparrow-1
Red-winged Blackbird-6
Brown-headed Cowbird-8
Pine Siskin-6
American Goldfinch-4

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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Wonderful close-up work!
2 years ago.