It was a great day of birding. The sun was shining the entire walk and the temperature reached 81 degrees. We had 10 observers on the walk. We tallied 43 species. There were several highlights that amazed our group. Our local Red-tailed Hawk flew very close by, perched on a low branch, and sat for us to all get good looks. A Barred Owl was perched in the pine trees for all to see. A Scarlet Tanager gave a great show for several minutes.
Second Saturday Bird Walk Report
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Trails around Rocky River Nature Center, Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070 Map
Leaders: Bill Deininger, Dave Graskemper
Results: 10 Birders and 43 Species
Description: It was a great day of birding. The sun was shining the entire walk and the temperature reached 81 degrees. We had 10 observers on the walk. We tallied 43 species. There were several highlights that amazed our group. Our local Red-tailed Hawk flew very close by, perched on a low branch, and sat for us to all get good looks. A Barred Owl was perched in the pine trees for all to see. A Scarlet Tanager gave a great show for several minutes. The Tanager had a grub in its beak and was constantly singing. We suspected the Tanager had a Juvenile in the area since he kept looking for more food. We also located an Acadian Flycatcher nest. The nest was low and very close to the trail. The parents were actively feeding at least two immature birds and we saw the adults carrying away fecal sacs. - Report by Bill Deininger.
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