Date: 8/30/17 5:31 pm
From: Kathy Shank <kshank...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Baldwin Lake bird identified
The bird has been identified as a juvenile Double-Crested Cormorant. It
spread its wings briefly to dry this afternoon, as described on
Cornell's allaboutbirds.com site. Wasn't there this evening, but did
see two very relaxed beavers floating on the current towards the dam.
Thanks to all who responded!



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Subject: [Ohio-birds] wading bird ID help needed Baldwin Lake, Berea
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:05:02 -0400
From: Kathy Shank <kshank...>
Reply-To: Kathy Shank <kshank...>
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>



Two days in a row now a wading bird has been perched on a fallen tree on
the northern end/east side of Baldwin Lake. Only had mini-bins and no
camera. Bird was half to maybe 2/3 the size of a Great Blue Heron; body
solid grayish brown with golden throat and chest; yellow bill (don't
believe it was curved and not noticeably long); dark legs (bluish?).
Bird kept neck in an S shape most of the time. The fallen tree on the
east shore of Baldwin Lake can be seen by standing near the large red
and white "STOP--Danger--Dam ahead" sign facing the lake (brown on the
other side). Sign is just about between the two sets of
garbage/recycling containers in the parking areas along Valley Parkway
and is a few hundred yards south of N. Quarry Ln. I think this bird
will return to the fallen tree--seems to be a favorite spot for herons
and egrets (Great Egret also seen today, same area).

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