Date: 7/14/17 12:19 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] red-breasted merganser, least bittern and more at Conneaut
I had a good morning at Conneaut harbor today.  I birded there from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM, by which time sailboarders had taken over the spit.  Upon my arrival, I saw a least bittern in flight between phragmites stands out on the first third of the spit drive.  Later I saw a red-breasted merganser (female-plumaged) both swimming and then resting on shore.  Migrant shorebirds were represented by 5 sanderlings, 4 least sandpipers, and 2 semipalmated sandpipers.  Other birds found included: wood ducks, a family group of 4 common mergansers, double-crested cormorants, bald eagles, spotted sandpipers, great black-backed gull, Caspian tern, belted kingfisher, e. kingbird, purple martins, bank swallows, and a juv. cliff swallow (a migrant here).  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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