Date: 3/25/20 4:15 am From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] SharonWoods-BlendonWoods,3-24,25
Staying close to home, I've visited these 2 NE Columbus metroparks. Waterfowl migration seems to have exited the ponds here - Shrock Lake had nothing but Mallards & geese, while Thoreau Pond could only add 1 Hooded Merganser and 1 Ruddy Duck. Interesting landbirds included:
E.Phoebes - in bulk, though staying around water. Shrock Lake had 4, Thoreau Pond 3 Tree Swallows - similar to Phoebes, with Shrock Lake 12, Thoreau Pond 2 E.Bluebirds - singing males on territory in both parks E.Towhee - only 1 at Sharon Woods, while Blendon had 4, all males Field Sparrow - 1 singing bird at Blendon, on the Goldenrod Trail Fox Sparrow - 2 birds at Blendon - one on Goldenrod Trail, the other singing by the blinds at Thoreau Pond Warblers - only Yellow-rumps, but they were noticeable. Sharon woods had 9, with several singing, while Blendon had 3, with 1 singing. Blackbirds - both Redwings & Grackles common at Sharon Woods, but rare at Blendon. Cowbirds only at Sharon Woods
Oddly, no kinglets or thrashers at either spot, but that's sure to change soon.
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