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April 16, 2004 - Chesapeake Campus, Tidewater Community College -  60F - Sunny

Birds (* = our first sighting for this season)
  1. American Robin - in fields along Jericho Ditch
  2. Bald Eagle (Basic III - IV subadult)
  3. Blue Jay
  4. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
  5. Brown-Headed Cowbird
  6. Brown Thrasher
  7. Canada Geese
  8. Carolina Chickadee
  9. Carolina Wren
  10. Common Yellowthroat
  11. Double-Crested Cormorant
  12. Downy Woodpecker
  13. Common Grackel
  14. Eastern (Rufus-Sided) Towhee
  15. European Starling
  16. Fish Crow
  17. Golden-Crowned Kinglet
  18. Great Blue Heron
  19. Great Egret
  20. Herring Gull
  21. Killdeer
  22. Laughing Gull
  23. Mourning Dove
  24. Northern Cardinal
  25. Northern Flicker (Yellow-Shafted)
  26. Pileated Woodpecker
  27. Pine Warbler
  28. Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  29. Red-Tailed Hawk
  30. Red-Winged Blackbird
  31. Ring-Billed Gull
  32. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
  33. Tufted Titmouse
  34. Turkey Vulture
  35. Yellow-Rumped (Myrtle) Warbler
Plants
  1. Acer rubrum - Red Maple - samara's full, some leaves 7 cm
  2. Arelia spinosaHercules Club, Devil's Walking Stick - new growth opening - 6-10cm
  3. Cardamine hirsuta - Hairy Bittercrress - blooming
  4. Clethra alnifolia - Sweet Pepper - old seed pods persistant, leaf buds 1cm, some opening to 3 cm
  5. Conopholis americana-Squaw-Root/Cancer-Root - 7 cm tall
  6. Gelsimium sempervirens - Yellow Jasmine - blooming
  7. Glechoma hederacea - Ground Ivy - blooming
  8. Ilex opacca - Virginia Holly
  9. Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweet Gum, Gum Ball Tree - buds 3 cm - pollinating
  10. Osmunda cinamomea - Cinnamon Fern - Fiddle heads 3 dm, just beginning to open
  11. Persea borbonia - Red Bay w/ galls
  12. Pinus taeda - Loblolly Pine - pollinating
  13. Prunus serotina- Black Cherry - flws gone, fruit 1 mm
  14. Pteridium aquilinum- Brachen Fern - 3-4 dm tall
  15. Smilax laurifolia - Greenbrier
  16. Smilax rotundifolia - Greenbrier - some w/ new leaves 2-3 cm, new berries approx 2 mm diam
  17. Stellaria media - Common Chickweed - blooming
  18. Taraxacum officinale - Dandilion - blooming
  19. Trifolium repens-White Clover - blooming
Others - lots of deer tracks - otter scat and otter slides

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