East 72 St.
Feb. 4, 2007
Cleveland, OH
Field trip

Trip Report Photos
10 a.m. - Noon

Quite a few hardy souls braved this morning's single-digit temps to do some gull watching at E. 72nd street, as part of a "bird walk" (mostly standing and shivering) with Cleveland Metroparks and Western Cuyahoga Audubon. The Harbor area is starting to freeze up and there are more large gulls coming in, with similar finds as were reported yesterday. The partial list from this morning included:

Mute Swan
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
(one adult - chased a couple of gulls   and kicked up the flocks - later landed on a window ledge on upper story of the power plant)
American Coot
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant (3)
Bonaparte's Gull
- 80+ (rough estimate - nearly all adults)
Ring-billed Gull (thousands)
Herring Gull (thousands)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (probably 3 adults, at least one 1 first winter)
Glaucous Gull (1 adult)
Great Black-backed Gull ~50 - very rough estimate

Kevin E. Metcalf
North Chagrin Nature Center
Cleveland Metroparks



Brave birders Mary Anne Romito

Brr!! Terri Martincic

The gulls didn't mind the cold
Mary Anne Romito

Mute Swans Mary Anne Romito

Leser Black-backed Gull among the rest
Terri Martincic

Gulls on the ice Mary Anne Romito

Gulls on the ground Terri Martincic

Hardy birders Mary Anne Romito

Hardy birders Mary Anne Romito

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, 4310 Bush Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109 info@wcasohio.org