We ended up with 31 species. Highlights were a Fox Sparrow kicking up leaves. A Red-shouldered Hawk called as he flew by. Three Red-tailed Hawks soared above us in some sort of mating ritual. First of year Cowbirds were in several locations. The best highlight was a pair of Hooded Mergansers. The pair swam toward us, brightly lit by the sun, before flying off. - Report by Bill Deininger.
Second Saturday Bird Walk Report
Date: Saturday, March 14, 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 31 Species
Description: There were 8 brave souls who attended the 2nd Saturday bird walk at Rocky River Nature Center. It started out at 34 degrees and ended at 39 degrees. We had some early sunshine and then it turned cloudy. We ended up with 31 species. Highlights were a Fox Sparrow kicking up leaves. A Red-shouldered Hawk called as he flew by. Three Red-tailed Hawks soared above us in some sort of mating ritual. First of year Cowbirds were in several locations. The best highlight was a pair of Hooded Mergansers. The pair swam toward us, brightly lit by the sun, before flying off. - Report by Bill Deininger.
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