On the morning of Thursday, July 15th, specially trained staff from the Great Lakes Piping Plover Conservation Team, under the direction of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, came to Maumee Bay State Park to band the four 14-day old chicks. Assisted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory staff the banding process was completed efficiently in less than twenty minutes.
The male Prairie Warbler is bright and attractive with its olive and yellow colors. It has reddish streaks on its olive back. A black eye stripe and bold black arc under the eye highlights its yellow eyebrow and cheek. The throat is bright yellow and black stripes accent its sides. This species often pumps its long tail which has white outer feathers.
Meeting people, sharing memories and exchanging ideas about birds, birding and conservation activities are not only interesting but also important to take over all the beautiful things we have on the earth for future generations, I believe.
Chimney Swift Tower in Walker Road Park by Amanda Sebrosky, Founder, Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society
A Chimney Swift tower was placed in Walker Road Park in February of 2021. My thanks go out to the craftsmen in the City of Bay Village service department for building the tower as well as to Bay Village City Council, Jonathan Liskovec, Director of the Public Services and Properties department and Dan Enovitch, Director of Parks and Recreation, who supported this project from the start.
Birds are important indicators of changes happening in the environment. Birds seem to be getting the “one, two punch” with everything from habitat loss, pesticide use, window and building collisions, predatory cats and now there are reports of an increase in dead or visibly diseased birds along the eastern seaboard and new reports are coming from Ohio and Indiana.
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After watching, ‘My Painted Trillium Quest' by Tom Fishburn, Kim Langley, WCAS Member said, “Wonderful! It was a lift just knowing that such a site exists and is being protected!”
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