Eastern Bluebirds greeted birders at the entrance to the picnic areas. A Ruby-throated Hummingbird sunned itself on a high bare branch, easily viewed by the group.
Event: Field Trip to Pine Tree Picnic Area
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Pine Tree Picnic Area, Sheffield Village OH
Leader: Eric Bruder
Target Species: Scarlet Tanager, orioles, vireos, flycatchers, nesting warblers
Results: 28 Species, 10 Birders
Description: Pine Tree Picnic Area is in a large wooded block of the Lorain Metro Parks French Creek Reservation. Trails loop past ravines above French Creek. The woods have a generous understory. Eastern Bluebirds greeted birders at the entrance to the picnic areas. A Ruby-throated Hummingbird sunned itself on a high bare branch, easily viewed by the group. Near the end of the walk, a birder spotted a Barred Owl close to the trail, seen perched, then flying. Singing Cedar Waxwings and Chipping Sparrows accompanied as birders compiled the bird list.
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