Stopped by these two MetroParks this afternoon, hiking around Shrock Lake & the Ed Thomas Trail at Sharon Woods, and the Lake Trail at Blendon Woods. Both of these walks paired a pond with drier upland forest, and both had few migrants, and you needed to search hard to find them. Interesting finds included:
Red-shouldered Hawk - a juvenile was around Shrock Lake at Sharon Woods
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - a bird was preening near the split in the Lake Trail at Blendon Woods
Flycatchers - Blendon had an Olive-sided around the powerline cut, and a Least out by the Lake Trail meadow. Sharon Woods had nothing, oddly enough.
Vireos -the only ones were Red-eyeds along the Thomas Trail at Sharon Woods
Red-br.Nuthatch - at least one was still hanging around the viewing blinds at Thoreau Lake at Blendon Woods
Thrushes - one Swainsons on the Thomas Trail at Sharon Woods, and I also had them yesterday on the Spring Creek Trail there as well. Possibly they were in the ravines at Blendon.
Warblers - both had a few Redstarts, Magnolia Warblers, and ComYellowthroats, but Sharon Woods added a Blackpoll and a Wilson's. It's been a feeble Fall for warblers so far.
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