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While too dark to get great photos, our scope views were stunning. Soon after the Peregrine had departed, the Coopers Hawk re-appeared near its original perch and very good scope views allowed us to tick off field marks separating this bird from its close relative, the Sharp-shinned Hawk. Other raptors seen included a Red-shouldered Hawk and an adult Bald Eagle. ~ Tim Colborn, Hotspot Bird Walk
Scopes were needed to see birds on the lake, but a variety of waterfowl were present. Horned Grebes and Loons dove. Mallards and Redheads and Buffleheads cruised in groups, to the delight of several new birders. Two Belted Kingfishers rattled along Spencer Creek. Thanks Rich and Karen Kassouf and Nancy Howell for sharing eBird lists. The list below is a compilation. - Penny O’Connor, Bird Walk Coordinator
Bradstreet's Landing in Rocky River, Ohio offers easily accessible views of Lake Erie waterfowl. Grebes, loons, scaup, scoters have been seen here, as well as Cave Swallows. Depending on local sightings, we will either stay at Bradstreet's landing, or move to other nearby Lake Erie hotspots.
This is a good date for maximizing migrant, resident and wintering waterfowl including geese, swans, dabbling ducks and divers.
WCAS hosted the program, “Conservation Stories of Western Cuyahoga Audubon” on November 6, 2018 that featured personal reports by WCAS members who participated in three conservation projects: Donald Gray Gardens (1985-1996), Dike 14/Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (circa 2000-2012), and Rocky River Important Bird Area Surveys (2006-2012).
The highlight was a Red-tailed hawk perched directly over the trail about 25 feet high. We were able to walk directly below the hawk, pass by the hawk and continue the walk with him carefully watching us. Great views at all angles. ~ Bill Deininger, Bird Walk Leader
Sub-freezing temperatures did not deter 26 birders for the November 2017 Second Saturday walk. Ice had formed on the ponds. Eastern Bluebirds and Pileated Woodpeckers came in threes. Birders enjoyed American Tree Sparrows. What will we see in 2018?
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