A gentle pre-luncheon stroll in the arboretum today produced some excellent opportunities for flower photography as well as some nice birds – should have been more, but the orienteers were crashing about.

Pileated Woodpecker, Blue-headed Vireo, Chipping Sparrow, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Black-throated Green Warbler, Great Blue Heron, Song Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Swainson’s Thrush, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Tree Swallow, Canada Goose