Col Sam Smith Park: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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5 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: house finch
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Botany Highlight: Russian olive
Elaeagnus angustifolia  (Russian olive)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Mammal Highlight: good views of a muskrat both in and out of the water
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Species list: red-necked grebe, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, American wigeon, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, mourning dove, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, house finch, American goldfinch. (21 species)

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