With extensive grassland habitat, Carlisle Reservation also attracts Eastern Meadowlarks, which were singing for territory along with dozens of Red-winged Blackbirds.
Event: Field Trip to Carlisle Equestrian Area, Lorain County Metro Parks
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Carlisle Reservation, Equestrian Area, Lorain County Metro Parks, Oberlin, OH 44074
Leader: Mike Smith
Results: 12 Birders, 32 Species
Description: Leader Mike Smith monitors Eastern Bluebird nest boxes at Carlisle Reservation. His boxes fledged 68 bluebirds last spring. Mike also monitors a new nest box made to attract American Kestrels. Bluebirds and Tree Swallows were eagerly checking out boxes today. With extensive grassland habitat, Carlisle Reservation also attracts Eastern Meadowlarks, which were singing for territory along with dozens of Red-winged Blackbirds. Chorus Frogs and Spring Peepers made a concert in wetland forest areas along tributaries of the Black River. Wood Duck pairs explored cavities in the large old trees. By a bridge at the end of the walk, Eastern Phoebes called and courted.
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