Col Sam Smith Park: Thursday, May 26, 2016

19 degrees and overcast at the start
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Bird Highlight: Cliff Swallow
Cliff Swallow (photo: Heather Pantrey)

Cliff Swallow (photo: Heather Pantrey)

Botany Highlight: Leafy Spurge

Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia vigata)

Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia vigata)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, ring-billed gull, common tern, rock pigeon, mourning dove, eastern kingbird, willow flycatcher, eastern pewee, tree swallow, rough-winged swallow, barn swallow, cliff swallow, blue jay, gray catbird, American robin, European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, common yellowthroat, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, orchard oriole, baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, American goldfinch, savannah sparrow, song sparrow.  (36 species)
Common Tern

Common Tern

Buckhorn Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Buckhorn Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Beaver Lodge

Beaver Lodge

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Norway Maple (Acer plantanoides) two leaf colours on same tree

Norway Maple (Acer plantanoides)
two leaf colours on same tree

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Swedish Whitebeam (Sorbus intermedia)

Swedish Whitebeam (Sorbus intermedia)

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

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