11 degrees, sunny and very windy at the start
Bird Highlight: brown-headed cowbird
Botany Highlight: Autumn olive
Species list: great blue heron, trumpeter swan, mallard, herring gull, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow.
Next week, the Thursday group is at Col Sam Smith Park. Meet at the bottom of 13th Street