Plenty of migrants at a few parks in Hilliard and nearby Prairie Oaks MetroPark. I started at Spindler Park (& the Mudsock Trail, which lived up to its name), then visited Sycamore Plains and Darby Bend Lakes at PrairieOaks, before coming back to finish at Reynolds Park in Hilliard. Intriguingly, Spindler had the best fallout, probably because it offered the only trees in its area. It's line of small trees along Clover-groff creek attracted a nice assortment of migrants, and they were easy to see. Prairie Oaks had just as many migrants, but they were harder to see in the dense foliage along Big Darby creek, so I did a lot of 'ear-birding' there. Notables included
Cuckoos - a Black-billed was feeding low in the trees along the Sycamore Plains Trail Woodpeckers - Red-headed were at Darby Bend Lakes (digging a nest hole) and Reynolds Park Flycatchers - lots of Pewees and Willows at these sites, but also had Acadian & Great Crested at Sycamore Plains, and a calling Alder at Darby Bend Lakes Winter Wren - 1 was singing in the forest at Sycamore Plains, the latest I've seen one here.
Vireos - Red-eyed were common at all sites, while Warblings were concentrated at Darby bend Lakes. The only Philadelphia was at Reynolds Park Thrushes - Swainson's still common at all thes sites, but most also had a few Wood Thrushes. The only Gray-cheeked were deep in the thickets along Sycamore Plains. Mimids - Catbirds were everywhere, but also had Brown Thrasher at Darby bend Lakes and Mockingbird along Patterson Rd
Warblers - Magnolias, Yellow, and Chestnut-sided were the most common at all sites. Redstarts, Tennessees, Blackburnians, and CommonYellowthroats were in smaller numbers. Also had Black&Whites, Black-thr.Greens, Ovenbird, Parulas, Wilson's, Prothonotary (Darby bend Lakes), Blackpolls, Bay-breasted, Prairie, and Canadas (3 at Sycamore Plains).
Buntings,Grosbeaks - Indigo Buntings common at all sites, while the only Rose-br.Grosbeaks were at Darby bend Lakes and Reynolds Park Tanagers - the only one was a singing Scarlet at Reynolds Park Orioles - lots of Baltimores at all parks, but also had Orchard Orioles at Spindler, Sycamore Plains, and Darby Bend Lakes (3).
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