Unsure if this is buckthorn due to some leaves showing lobes. Other characteristics seem to show it may be buckthorn.
Possibly A. gemmata
black crowned night-heron
Next to ECHO
a swooping swallow caught my attention as it dove towards the heron... I have never seen one before.
Part of a tenacious tiny ecosystem aboard the Burlington/Port Kent Ferry. I have placed all of these in VT, though obviously these plants are migratory, and visit both VT and NY daily.