Sandy Ridge Reservation Field Trip
February 12, 2011

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field Trip Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sandy Ridge Reservation, Lorain County Metroparks

Leader: Tim Fairweather


A nesting Great Horned Owl was the bird highlight of this blustery day.  The Sandy Ridge meadow was deep in snow and wind stirred up snow-devils. Two Red-tailed Hawks perched in a tree at the edge of the meadow. Emerging from the forest, to the iced-over water area we could see last year’s Bald Eagle nest, but the eagles did not put in an appearance for us.


16 Birders, 23 Species


Canada Goose


Cooper’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove

Great Horned Owl (on nest)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

American Tree Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Sandy Ridge Birders © Penny O'Connor

Birders in the cold © Penny O'Connor

Intrepid Sandy Ridge birders © Terry Gorges

The tundra © Terry Gorges

Gorgeous by Gorges

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