Olmsted Falls River Park and Chestnut Grove Cemeteries
August 20, 2011

Report Photos by Mary Anne Romito
The morning was cool and crisp. Just a August morning for a nature walk. One dozen WCAS and Olmsted Falls residents got up early and beat the heat to see the wonderful River Park and surrounding cemetaries. Dan Hill, our Olmsted Falls local cemetary expert told us lots of interesting stories about Olmsted Falls history. This is a very beautiful park.

Here's a list of the birds we saw too. A female Scarlet Tanager was a fun surprise at the old Chestnut Grove Cemetary (known as Turkeyfoot to the locals.) Not bad for the dog days of August. A female Tiger Swallowtail was a non-bird highlight.

Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch

29 total species
Olmsted Falls birders
Olmsted Falls birders

Rocky River and Plumbrook
Where Rocky River and Plumbrook meet. What a view.

Turkeyfoot Cemetery
Turkeyfoot Cemetary

Great Smile
What a smile! Happy Nancy the birder.

Female Tiger Swallowtail
Female Tiger Swallowtail

Another Species?
Species number 30?

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