I went up to Ashtabula Co. today. Started in Denmark Twp. at Stollaker Rd./Rte. 193. Got savannah sparrows and e. meadowlarks, but no sign of upland sandpiper yet. Next I went to Conneaut harbor. Both gates were locked, so I walked out on the spit. That was a good thing, because the extremely high water of L. Erie had virtually washed out the sand road leading onto the spit. I was hoping for a big showing of Caspian terns, but only counted 26. Also present were buffleheads, red-breasted mergansers, horned grebes, double-crested cormorants, 9 bald eagles, Am. coots, Bonaparte's gulls, 3 great black-backed gulls, barn swallow, and cedar waxwing. Spotted sandpipers and bank swallows have not arrived yet. I headed south on SR 7 and saw an Am. kestrel on territory in Monroe Twp. Last stop was at Pymatuning L. Found on the Ohio side were: buffleheads, hooded merganser, red-breasted mergansers, common loons, double-crested cormorants, great egret, osprey, 20 Bonaparte's gulls, 20 cliff swallows, yellow-rumped warbler, and purple finch. Craig Holt, Lowellville
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