Col Sam Smith Park: May 8, 2017

9 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Eastern Kingbird

Botany Highlight: Bur Oak

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Species list: red-necked grebe, horned grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, solitary sandpiper, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, northern flicker, eastern kingbird,  tree swallow, rough-winged swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch,  American robin, European starling, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (31 species)

Ring-billed Gull

Long-tailed Ducks (males)

American Robin

Mourning Dove

Common Grackle

Red-necked Grebes

Horned Grebe

Tree Swallow with chick

White-throated Sparrow

Miles Hearn

FOUR PHOTOS by KAREN BLUMEL

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

European Birch (Betula pendula)

Northern Flicker

Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

 

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