Date: 5/13/18 12:08 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Scioto-Berliner,5-13:migrants
The Columbus Audubon trip to this downtown riverfront parks found a decent
migrant fallout this morning. Bird numbers were not large, but there was
good diversity and lots of singing males still around, so we were able to
find and see a variety of migrants. The group spent several hours along
the bike path in Scioto Audubon Park, and I stopped briefly at the Ohio
Statehouse (early) and Berliner Park (late). Notables included:

Herons & Egrets - small #s pof Great Blue Herons and Gret Egrets were along
the river, and 2 Green Herons were off the boat ramp area at Scioto Audubon

Raptors - an Osprey pari have started a nest on a microwave tower across
from the boat ramp, while the eagle nest across the river from Berliner now
has a large juvenile

Shorebirds - little other than Killdeer and 1 Spotted Sandpiper

Woodpeckers - nothing unusual along the river, but a Sapsucker was
lingering at the Statehouse Park

Flycatchers - small numbers of Pewees were augmented by 1 Great Crested
(Scioto Audubon), 4-5 Least Flycatchers, 3 Acadians (Berliner), and 1
Willow (Scioto).

Vireos - lots of Warblings along the River (15+), plus a few Red-eyed (6+)
and 1 Blue-headed

Thrushes - hardly any at Scioto Audubon, but Berliner had 5 Swainsons and 1
Wood Thrush

Mimids - nothing but Catbirds, but they were abundant and singing everywhere

Warblers - 21 species, including Parula, Yellow, Nashville, Tennessee,
Magnolias (6+), Cape May, Black-thr.Greens, Black-thr.Blues (2 at
Berliner), Yellow-throated (Berliner), Yellow-rumps (most common, with
15-20), Blackburnians, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll (surprisingly abundant, with
12-15), N.Waterthrush, Ovenbird (statehouse), Prothonotaries (1 Scioto, 2
Berliner), Chesnut-sided (4 at Berliner), Redstarts (12+),
Com.Yellowthroat, Canadas, Wilson's

Tanagers - not a one, suprisingly

Buntings,Grosbeaks - Indigo Buntings were numerous along the bike path in
both parks, but only Berliner had a singing Rose-br.grosbeak

Orioles - Baltimores were abundant (16-20 at Scioto Audubon, 5-6 at
Berliner), but there were also a few Orchards (2 at Scioto Audubon, 1 at
Berliner)

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