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 here 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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