I birded this southeast Columbus MetroPark this morning, just after a stop at nearby reynoldsburg Civic Park, finding some migrants at both, though no big numbers at either. At Balcklick, one had to work hard to find a few small flocks; about the only things easy were Robins and woodpeckers. Notables for both included:
Raptors - Reynoldsburg Civic had a calling Red-shouldered, while Blacklick Woods had a Coopers Woodpeckers - good #s of Flickers at both (4,6), and Reynoldsburg Civic had a sapsucker Flycatchers - not a one Red-br.Nuthatch - 1 was near the Nature Center at Blacklick Woods Kinglet - my FOS Ruby-crown was near the Ash grove picnic area in Blacklick Woods Vireos - nothing Thrushes - Blacklick Woods had 2 Wood Thrushes and 2-3 Swainsons, along with 5-6 Bluebirds Warblers - Black-thr.Greens led the pack, with 3 at each park, but Magnolias and Tennessees were also at both. Blacklick Woods also had a Nashville, Ovenbird, Hooded, Redstart, and 2 ComYellowthroats, while Reynoldsburg Civic chipped in a Blackpoll. Grosbeaks,Buntings - nothing Blackbirds - a few small groups of grackles and Redwings at each park Sparrows - a Swamp Sparrow was in the meadow near the Blacklick Woods Nature Center
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