The cool, crisp morning brought a modest fallout to this southeast Columbus MetroPark (and nearby Reynoldsburg Civic Park and Big Walnut Park). Nowhere had swarms of migrants, but there was a steady stream of unusual birds, including:
Vireos - 2-3 Blue-headed at Blacklick, along with 1 Philadelphia Vireo Wrens - 2-3 House Wrens and 2 Winter Wrens were along the trails at Blacklick Woods Kinglets - lots of Ruby-crowns at every stop, and also had my FOS Golden-crowns Thrushes - surprisingly scarce, with only a few Swainson's Mimids - still some remnant Catbirds at both parks; Reynoldsburg Civic had 7 Waxwings - small flocks in many places; Reynoldsburg Civic had 30+ Warblers - 8 species at Blacklick, with the highlights being a female Golden-winged and a male Hooded, both off the Buttonbush Trail. Also had Magnolia, Black-thr.Green (5), Redstarts, Bay-breasted, Chesnut-sided, N.Parula. Nearby Big Walnut Park added a Blackpoll and Black-thr.Blue.
Raptors - Blacklick Woods had 2+ Coopers, Red-shouldered, and Red-tailed Hawks, while Reynoldsburg Civic had a Sharp-shinned and Red-tailed Hawk
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