Dike 14 Nature Preserve
October 5, 2008

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Cool, sunny skies greeted 10 birders at Dike 14 on Sunday October 5, 2008. We spotted 49 species, including 8 warblers. Birds abound along the fences and in the Gordon Park picnic areas as well as in the nature preserve. Leader Nancy Howell turned over a snake-observation mat to reveal the snake's pantry: a cricket and the nest of a meadow vole. The giant goldenrod is fading, but still attacts bees and several species of butterfly.

Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture (on way out)
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tufted titmouse
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennesee Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

49 species

Mammal observations:

2 Deer, one 6-point and one 4-point
meadow vole nest
tracks of coyote and deer

Butterfly observations:

Cabbage white


Birders at Dike 14 Nature Preserve Page Stephens.

Beautiful Lake Erie Page Stephens

Lincoln's Sparrow Dave Lewis

Nashville Warbler Dave Lewis

Northern Mockingbird Dave Lewis

Palm Warbler Dave Lewis

Swamp Sparrow Dave Lewis

Female Birders Page Stephens

Female Common Yellowthroat Dave Lewis

Male Common Yellowthroat Dave Lewis

Male Birders Page Stephens

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