Beautiful Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) by Kathy Murphy, Member, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, on Sunday Sept 17, 2017. Just east of the Lorain boat docks, on the peninsula that goes into Lake Erie.
Just east of the Lorain boat docks, on the peninsula that goes into Lake Erie.
From upper Alaska and Upper Canada and probably going to spend the winter in Florida or South America. They are strong flyers and some can fly nonstop from Southern Canada to South America over 1,800 miles. This is a very rare and special finding to see in Ohio.
The fall migration as well as the spring migration can bring Ohio special treats from Little winged visitors. There have also been some monster hurricanes down south which maybe sending some surprise birds our away also.
Another extremely rare bird to Ohio has been found, a Sooty Tern in Tuscarawas. The sightings started September 16th and are going on for a few days now.
Other interesting sightings in the last few days have been a Sora in Allen, Yellow Crowned Night Heron in Summit, Hudsonian Godwit in Wayne, Glossy Ibis in Allen. And Buff breasted Sandpiper in Wayne.
~ Kathy Murphy, Member, Western Cuyahoga Audubon