Singing Eastern Towhees were a highlight on the Great Horned Owl trail, which circles a wet prairie surrounded by woods and dotted with ponds. No owls spotted today, but a Cooper’s Hawk buzzed the parking lot at the start of the walk. A Red-shouldered Hawk called as Blue Jays protested its presence. The most unusual sighting was a Wilson’s Snipe in flight.
Event: Field Trip to Letha House Park, Medina County
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Location: Letha House County Park, 5800 Richman Rd, Spencer, OH 44275 Map
Leaders: Ken and Helen Ostermiller
Results: 6 Birders, 26 Species (+1 other taxa)
Description: Ken and Helen Ostermiller led an illuminating walk at Letha House Park in Medina County, where they bird often. Singing Eastern Towhees were a highlight on the Great Horned Owl trail, which circles a wet prairie surrounded by woods and dotted with ponds. No owls spotted today, but a Cooper’s Hawk buzzed the parking lot at the start of the walk. A Red-shouldered Hawk called as Blue Jays protested its presence. The most unusual sighting was a Wilson’s Snipe in flight. Sixty American Goldfinches flocked in the trees. A hilly trail by a creek, the PawPaw trail has a large stand of PawPaw trees and a towering Chinquapin oak.
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