Date: 8/6/17 10:39 am From: rob thorn <robthorn...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] SciotoAudubon-Berliner,8-06:BlueGrosbeaks,Herons
I visited a few areas near downtown Columbus this morning, including Scioto Audubon MetroPark, Berliner Park, the Greenlawn cemetery, and RhodesPark-SullivantTrace. The 2 latter sites, away from the river, didn't have much, but Scioto Audubon and Berliner had quite a few birds. Highlights included:
BlueGrosbeaks - as is often the case, they wait until August to show up here. 1 male was singing just north of the Grange Audubon Center, while another was in the big field at the south end of Berliner Park. Listen for their rolling finch-like song.
Herons - small groups of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets were at both Scioto Audubon and Berliner, and both parks also had Green Herons
Flycatchers - lots of calling Pewees, but also had single calling Acadian and Great Crested, as well as E.Kingbirds, all along the river
Swallows - Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows were noticeable at both river parks
Gnatcatchers - good numbers at both Scioto Audubon and Berliner suggest these birds are already migrating
Orioles - Baltimores were at both Scioto and Berliner, while Scioto had a female Orchard scolding a mink in the wetlands area north of the Grange Audubon Center
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