Date: 3/25/20 9:47 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] BlacklickWoods,3-25: thrasher,WinterWren
Spring continues to slowly creep forward in central Ohio. The mild weather
wasn't much reflected in either the bird list or flower list from this SE
Columbus MetroPark. Notable birds included:

Ring-necked Duck - 1 was in the Nature Center pond
TurkeyVultures - 3-4 may signal the start of a second push by these migrants
E.Phoebes - still strong, with 7-8 scattered around different park buildings
Kinglets - a few Golden-crowns were in the woods, heralds of more to come
WinterWren - 1 bird was singing along the Maple loop trail, a great sound
on a sunny day
BrownThrasher - 1 was singing near the entrance, a typical spot for therm
E.Bluebirds - 1-2 were singing in different meadows
Warblers - still only Yellow-rumps, but had 3-4 in good plumage
FieldSparrow - 1 was singing in the meadow south of the Nature Center
parking area
E.Towhee - lots, with 9 scattered around the park
Blackbirds - not much, with no Redwings and only a few Grackles

Flowers were dominated by early weeds (Shepherd's Purse, Dead Nettle,
Dandelion) but did find a few Harbinger-of-Spring in the Woods


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