Date: 4/28/18 11:49 am From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] BlacklickWoods-BigWalnut,4-28:PurpleFinch,RustyBlackbird,otherMigrants
I stopped at these two south Columbus parks this morning and found migration finally starting to break through here. Lots of early migrants, including some of the early neotropicals, but the surprises included some very late temperate migrants. Notables for the morning included:
Ducks - Wood Ducks at both parks, Blue-winged Teal at Big Walnut Raptors - Red-tails at both parks, while a calling Red-shouldered was at Blacklick Flycatchers - the expected Phoebes at both parks, but Blacklick also had Great Crested Swallows - small numbers of Rough-wings & Barns at both parks Vireo - 1 White-eyed was singing near Ashton Pond at Blacklick Wrens - plenty of House Wrens at both locations, but no lingering Winter Wrens Gnatcatchers - 4-5 at each park Kinglets - all Ruby-crowns, with 5-6 at each park Thrushes - Hermit at big Walnut, Wood Thrush at Blacklick, but this group was scarce Mimids - singing Brown Thrashers at each park Warblers - Yellow-rumps abundant (30+ at Big Walnut, 10+ at Blacklick), but also had Parula (BW), Nashville (both), Yellow-throated (2-3 at each), Pine (BW), Palms (both), N.Waterthrush (Blacklick) Sparrows - White-throateds abundant at each park; Blacklick also had several Fields, Chippings RustyBlackbird - 1 was singing by a flood pool along the creek at Big Walnut, a very late date here PurpleFinch - a gorgeous male was at the Nature Center feeders at Blacklick
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