I did a quick check of several spots along the Scioto river around Columbus, starting with Haul & Hart Rds, then north to Scioto Audubon, COnfluence Park, Grandview, and Marble Cliff. Despite the beautiful morning, early migrants were no much in evidence, save for some diving ducks. Notables included:
Ring-necked Ducks - small flocks at several locations, topped by 14 at Hart Rd quarry Redhead - 1 large flock of over 200 birds on Watermark Lake Bufflehead - 5 on Watermark Lake Hooded Mergansers - pairs in several locations Mute Swans - 2 at Haul Rd, and 1 in the river at Scioto Audubon cormorants - 6 at Scioto Audubon; another 1 at Haul Rd Killdeer - 1-2 at several spots; no other shorebirds Golden-cr.Kinglets - small numbers in riparian woods at Scioto Audubon and Marble Cliff Tree Sparrow - 1 still lingering around Hart Rd Swamp Sparrow - 1 was still in the phragmites marsh at Haul Rd blackbirds - Red-wings widespread; grackle flock at Scioto Audubon
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