A Barred Owl was located high up in a pine tree. Everyone was able to see the Owl before it flew off. Cardinals were everywhere. Many gorgeous male Cardinals singing in many, many locations through out the entire walk. One Pine Siskin was spotted up high, but few of us were able to put binoculars on the elusive bird. Four Bald Eagles were spotted flying high overhead.
Second Saturday Bird Walk Report
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: Trails around Rocky River Nature Center, Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070 Map
Leaders: Bill Deininger, Ken Gober, Dave Graskemper
Results: 14 Birders, 27 Species
Description: The sky was completely blue when we started, but we had some cloud cover as the walk progressed. Started out at 26 degrees but no wind. We were all comfortable and prepared for the weather. The trails were snow covered but not icy. We were treated to a Bluebird as we all met in the parking lot. Moments later the Bluebird flew off and was replaced with excellent views of a Coopers Hawk. The hawk landed high in a tree several yards from our meeting spot. The hawk stayed perched for everyone to get unobstructed views. We tallied 27 species during our 3 hour walk. A Barred Owl was located high up in a pine tree. Everyone was able to see the Owl before it flew off. Cardinals were everywhere. Many gorgeous male Cardinals singing in many, many locations through out the entire walk. One Pine Siskin was spotted up high, but few of us were able to put binoculars on the elusive bird. Four Bald Eagles were spotted flying high overhead. - Report by Bill Deininger
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