Date: 8/7/17 11:53 am From: rob thorn <robthorn...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,8-07:CaspianTerns,swallows
I spent the drizzly morning checking out spots along the Hoover reservoir shore, including the Sunbury Rd causeway, Oxbow Island, the Area M Boardwalk & Area N, Area O shore, and the dam. The birds of the day were swallows, with flocks at every stop. Barns & Cliffs predominated, but there were also a few Trees, Rough-wings, and Banks, and all seemed to be actively feeding over the water and shoreline trees. Other notables included:
Caspian Terns - single birds were at the Sunbury Rd causeway and Area O
Herring Gulls - 7-8 adults with Ring-bills along the Boardwalk represents an unusually early bolus.
Ospreys - 1-3 at every stop. A juvenile was still begging around the platform at Area N.
E.Kingbirds - 1-2 at nearly every stop
Prothonotary Warbler - 1 male was still lingering along the old Redbank Rd in Area N
Other warblers - Yellows were at every stop, and a Yellow-throated was still in the pines of the disc golf course at the dam
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