Perkins Beach & E 72 St Fieldtrip
February 3, 2013

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Gull Field Trip to Perkins Beach and East 72nd St. Power Plant

Sunday, February 3, 2013

19 species, 18 birders

Leader: Tim Krynak


Snowy weather and temperatures in the teens put a layer of ice along the Lake Erie shore.  At Perkins Beach there were only scope views of birds in distant patches of open water.  After savoring the spectacular view of downtown, birders from Kirtland Bird Club and from Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society headed east for the power plant outflow at East 72nd St.  There two Peregrine Falcons surveyed the thousands of gulls from atop a tall smokestack.  A lone Mute Swan graced the open water.  After the group began to disperse, birders who waited "five more minutes"  were rewarded with close-up views of an Iceland Gull.


Bird List


Canada Goose (E.72)

Mute Swan (E.72)

American Black Duck (E.72)

Mallard (E.72)

Greater Scaup (E.72)

Lesser Scaup (E.72)

Bufflehead (E.72)

Common Goldeneye (at Perkins)

Common Merganser (E.72)

Red-breasted Merganser (at E.72 and at Perkins)

Peregrine Falcon (2 birds at E.72)

Ring-billed Gull (at E.72 and at Perkins)

Herring Gull (at E.72 and at Perkins)

Glaucous Gull (at E.72 and at Perkins)

Great Black-backed Gull (at E.72 and at Perkins)

Lesser Black-backed Bull (at E.72)

Thayer's Gull (at E.72 and at Perkins)

Iceland Gull (at E.72)

Blue Jay (at Perkins)

American Crow (at E.72 and at Perkins)


Perkins Birders
Perkins Birders

Mute Swan and Ring-billed Gull
Mute Swan & Ring-billed Gull Mary Anne Romito

Iceland Gull & Herring Gulls
Iceland Gull & Herring Gulls Mary Anne Romito

Iceland Gull in flight
Iceland Gull in flight Mary Anne Romito

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, 4310 Bush Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109