Rouge Hills: Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

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7 degrees and sunny at the start
Bird Highlight: Ring-necked duck

Ring-necked duck

Ring-necked duck

Botany Highlight: Bottle gentian
Gentiana andrewsii (Bottle gentian) photo: Ian Valentine

Gentiana andrewsii (Bottle gentian) photo: Ian Valentine

On several days here, salmon were seen swimming upstream.
Species list: Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, ring-necked duck, turkey vulture, sharp-shinned hawk, red-tailed hawk, hairy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, blue jay, common raven, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, hermit thrush, veery, eastern bluebird, ruby-crowned kinglet, yellow-rumped warbler, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, vesper sparrow, field sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.
( 26 species)
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Next week the Thursday group is at High Park

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