Col Sam Smith Park: Friday, May 20, 2016

16 degrees and sunny at the start

Col. Sam Smith Park

Col. Sam Smith Park

Bird Highlight: Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Botany Highlight: Common Plantain

Common Plantain (Plantago major)

Common Plantain (Plantago major)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, long-tailed duck, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, ring-billed gull, common tern, rock pigeon, mourning dove, eastern kingbird, willow flycatcher, tree swallow, rough-winged swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, northern mockingbird, gray catbird, American robin, hermit thrush, blue-grey gnatcatcher,  cedar waxwing, European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, black and white warbler, tennessee warbler, northern parula warbler, yellow warbler, magnolia warbler, black-throated blue warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, ovenbird, common yellowthroat, american redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, orchard oriole, baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, lark sparrow, song sparrow.  (50 species)
Scotch Elm (Ulmus glabra)

Scotch Elm (Ulmus glabra)

Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Sandbar Willow (Salix exigua)

Sandbar Willow (Salix exigua)

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Common Tern

Common Tern

may-20

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