Waterfowl and gulls were scarce. Just a few Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Great Black-backed Gulls were on the water at some distance. A Barred Owl was in one of the usual groves by Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Three Red-tailed Hawks flew together over the playing fields, and most notably also adult and a juvenile Bald Eagles.
Field Trip Report
Event: Field Trip to Huntington Reservation and other Lakefront Spots
Date & Time: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Start Location: 28648 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140 Map
Leader: Janice Farral
Target Species: Waterfowl, Gulls, Bald Eagle
Results: 14 Birders, 24 Species
Description: A stiff wind off Lake Erie pushed birders into the lee of the Huntington Beach water tower building. The lake was open, although cakes of ice rocked in the water undulating near shore. A prelude to icing up? Waterfowl and gulls were scarce. Just a few Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Great Black-backed Gulls were on the water at some distance. These conditions drew birders inland to the ravines along Porter Creek. A Barred Owl was in one of the usual groves by Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Three Red-tailed Hawks flew together over the playing fields, and most notably also adult and a juvenile Bald Eagles. - Penny O’Connor
View: Field Trip to Huntington Reservation and other Lakefront Spots Saturday, February 29, 2020 Report (PDF)
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