We watched the Heron for several minutes before the Heron swallowed the fish. Later down the trail we watched a Red-tailed Hawk capture a Fox Squirrel. After several minutes, on the ground, the Hawk flew, with the squirrel in its talons, landed on an unobstructed perch, sat for several minutes before flying away with its prey dangling from its talons.
nSecond Saturday Bird Walk Report
Date: Saturday, June 13, 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: 8 Birders and 44 Species
Description: The June 2020 2nd Saturday bird walk started with a cool morning, with the temperature at 57 degrees and ended with the temperature at 64 degrees. It was windy and sunny. We had 8 birders tally 44 species in 3 1/2 hours. It was a slow day but we had some exciting observations. Many of the regular birds were observed. Two exceptional highlights include a Great Blue Heron with a large fish, probably a Bullhead. We watched the Heron for several minutes before the Heron swallowed the fish. Later down the trail we watched a Red-tailed Hawk capture a Fox Squirrel. After several minutes, on the ground, the Hawk flew, with the squirrel in its talons, landed on a unobstructed perch, sat for several minutes before flying away with its prey dangling from its talons. - Report by Bill Deininger.
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