Col Sam Smith Park: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

24 degrees and sunny at the start
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Bird Highlight: 1000’s of cormorants
Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Botany Highlight: Spotted Knapweed

Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)

Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)

Species list: great blue heron, red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, red-breasted merganser, turkey vulture, spotted sandpiper, herring gull, ring-billed gull, common tern, Caspian tern, rock pigeon, mourning dove, belted kingfisher,  eastern kingbird, tree swallow, barn swallow, rough-winged swallow, cliff swallow, purple martin, black-capped chickadee, American robin, blue-grey gnatcatcher, cedar waxwing, European starling, yellow warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (32 species)
Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Fragrant Sumach (Rhus aromatica)

Fragrant Sumach (Rhus aromatica)

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

july-26

Miles Hearn

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