Report Photos by Penny O'Connor

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field Trip Sunday, April 14, 2013

Brookside Reservation and West Park Cemetery

Leader: Tom Romito

8 birders, 34 species total


Brooklyn Centre Naturalists joined WCAS for this bird walk. Northern Flicker was the bird of the day at Brookside and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at West Park Cemetery.  At Brookside we walked the new butterfly trail by the Ridge Road entrance, down to the new Japanese Garden.   Many Robins hunted on the ball fields. Chilly at dawn, the day turned sunny.


Brookside list, 32 Species

 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  7

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  7

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  5

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  12

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  37

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  2

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  8

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  7

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  8

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  4

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  3

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2

Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  1

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  53

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  2

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  9

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  7

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  15

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  15

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  20


West Park Cemetery List, 13 species

 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  5
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  12
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  30



Brookside Birders
Brookside Birders

Dale at Brookside

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