Date: 10/7/17 6:52 pm From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
*OCTOBER 07, 2017 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY MONTHLY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.* *ROUTE*: Red Lock Trailhead south to Merriman Valley (with stops at Trail Mix in Peninsula and Szalay's Farm Market.) *TIME*: 7:35pm - 5:00pm *TEMP.*: 61 ~ 82 COND.: Light fog early, then mostly cloudy; partly cloudy from 10:30am - 11:30am; sunny and warming 11:30am - 12:45pm, turning mostly sunny and breezy, winds S/SW at 5-15mph rest of day. *TRAIL COND.*: Good. *RIVER COND.*: Very low with good visibility; many rock and sandbars exposed - no significant rainfall since early September. *FT.MI.*: 13.93 *OBS.*: Michelle Vogus (halfway between Peninsula and Bolanz Rd. to Ira Trailhead) and Douglas W. Vogus.
*I. MAMMALS*: 5 SPECIES.
1. Eastern Chipmunk - 62 2. Eastern Gray Squirrel - 2 (1 black morph) 3. Red Squirrel - 8 4. Common Muskrat - 1 5. White-tailed Deer - 4 (doe)
*II. BIRDS*: 52 SPECIES, 1,536 TOTAL BIRDS (Lowest October Total - previous low was 53 Species in 2012; Last Year: 71 Species and 1,913 Total Birds) *(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was heard calling but not sexed)*
*(also 1 dead American Toad due to Towpath Trail traffic)*
*V. FISHES*: 5 SPECIES.
1. Common Carp - 2 *(one in Cuyahoga River & one at Ira Beaver Marsh)* 2. Creek Chub - 2 *(Stanford Run)* 3. Northern Hog Sucker - 4 *(Yellow Creek)* 4. Largemouth Bass - 2 *(one at Ira Beaver Marsh & one in Cuyahoga River)* 5. Bluegill - 6 *(Yellow Creek)*
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