Sunday, February 19, a small group of WAS members ventured to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio for some great birding. Apparently, now, if you attend a WAS field trip, you will see a Northern Saw-whet Owl, as this is the second field trip in a row to do so! This individual was extremely easy, hanging out next to the parking lot for all to see. Other highlights were extemely close looks at a cooperative Northern Shrike, a large flock of Greater White-fronted Geese mixed in with an even larger flock of Snow Geese (made up of both morphs) mixed in with an even larger flock of Tundra/Trumpeter Swans--assuming both were in there, although we didn't ID most of them to species. 15+ Bald Eagles, ~15 species of waterfowl, a Rough-legged Hawk, and extremely beautiful weather made for a great outing. Hope you can join us for the next one.-- From Bryn Martin, WAS Field Trip Coordinator
See Washtenaw Audubon's Facebook Page for photos from the trip, and check out our website, www.washtenawaudubon.org, for future trips coming up soon.