I made the trek down to the un-glaciated edge around Chillicothe to see if the edge forest blocks might concentrate migrant fallout, and met with mixed results. I stopped at Kinnikinnick Preserve, the north part of Great Seal State Park, several riverside parks in Chillicothe (Gunlock Preserve & Yoctangee), and the Buzzard'sRoost Preserve west of town. All had some migrant landbirds, but Great Seal and Buzzard'sRoost, the largest forest blocks, had the best flocks. Notables included:
Raptors - Great Seal had Sharpie & Cooper's, while Buzzardsroost had Red-shouldered & Harrier
Hummer - a male Ruby-throat was still around Kinnikinnick
Woodpeckers - no sapsuckers yet, but good #s of Flickers included 9-10 at Great Seal. Great Seal had a Pileated, while Buzzardsroost had 2.
Flycatchers - E.WoodPewees common at all stops. Great Seal had a Least, while Buzzardsroost had 2 Acadians and another Least. Phoebes were at all stops, but not common.
Vireos - Red-eyed were common at Great Seal and Buzzardsroost (4-5 each), while both sites also had Philadelphia Vireos. Gunlock chipped in a White-eyed, while Kinnikinnick had a singing Warbling
Red-br.Nuthatch - had single calling birds at both Great Seal and Buzzardsroost
Thrushes - Swainsons and Woods were at both Great Seal and Buzzardsroost, though in small numbers Mimids - Catbirds were abundant at all stops, but Great Seal also had 3-4 Brown Thrashers
Waxwings - flocks of Cedar Waxwings were at Kinnikinnick and Great Seal
Blackbirds - flocks of Redwings, perhaps 300 birds, were moving through the marshes at Kinnikinnick, and I noted overflying flocks at several places along US 23
Warblers - Magnolias, Redstarts, and Bl.thr.Greens were widespread and common; Great Seal had 8-9 Magnolias, while Buzzardsroost had 5-6 BTGs. Also had Parula, Nashville, Tennessees, Blackpolls, Blackburnians, Chestnut-sided, and ComYellowthroats
Tanagers - Scarlets were at Great Seal & Buzzardsroost, while the latter also had a Summer
Buntings,Grosbeaks - Indigo Buntings were at Kinnikinnick and Great Seal, while Rose-br.Grosbeaks were at those spots and Buzzardsroost, with 3 at Kinnikinnick
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