The Columbus Audubon trip to parks along this greenbelt in north Columbus and Worthington found a warm, breezy day, with spotty migrant distribution. We stopped at Antrim Lake park and the River Bluff area of Highbanks Metropark, and I visited Whetstone Park before the start, so it was a good representation of the corridor. Notables included:
Raptors - Red-shoulders were at Whetstone (2) and Antrim Lake, while Red-taileds were at Antrim and River Bluffs (5). River Bluffs also had 1 Cooper's Hawk and a Bald Eagle.
Waterfowl - nothing unusual besides 2 Pied-billed Grebes at Antrim lake
Swifts,Swallows - swifts were at several places along the corridor, while the only swallows were 3 Rough-wings that flew south over Antrim Lake.
Woodpeckers - good #s of residents, but the only obvious migrant were single Sapsuckers at Antrim Lake (heard) and River Bluff
Vireos - 2 Red-eyed were at Antrim lake, the only vireos we found all morning
Kinglets - Ruby-crowns were at many spots, while the only Golden-crown was at Antrim Lake.
Wrens - Carolinas were widespread, while the only House Wren was at River Bluffs, and single Winter Wrens were heard at Antrim Lake and River Bluff.
Thrushes - 2 Swainson's were calling at Antrim lake, while 2 Gray-cheeked were at River Bluff
Warblers - no great #s, but good diversity, with Orange-crowned, Tennessee, Magnolias, N.Parula, Redstart, Black-thr.Blue, Black-thr.Green, Blackpoll, Yellow-rumped, ComYellowthroat, & Wilson's. The Orange-crowned was at the southwest corner of Antrim lake.
Sparrows - Songs & White-throateds were widespread, but we also had Chipping (Antrim) and Swamp (Whetstone)
Bunting,Grosbeaks - an indigo Bunting was in the pocket prairie at Whetstone, while Rose-br.Grosbeaks were calling at Antrim and River Bluff
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