Lake to Lake Trail, Lake Abrams Field trip January 11, 2009

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Lake Abram field trip, Metroparks Lake to Lake Trail Sunday, January 11, 2009 Leaders Terri Martincic and Wendy Weirich Total birders - 25

Canada Goose - 41

Cooper's Hawk - 1 or 2

Mourning Dove - 1

Owl (flyby - probable)

Downy Woodpecker - 2

Blue Jay - 6

Black-capped Chickadee - 10

White-breasted Nuthatch - 1

Carolina Wren - 1

American Robin - 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1

European Starling - 53

Song Sparrow - 5

Swamp Sparrow - 3

Dark-eyed Junco - 2

Snow Bunting - 1

Northern Cardinal - 2

House Sparrow - 2

Total bird species - 17 plus a probable owl

A storm the day before our trip blanketed the trail with soft deep snow. Fittingly, we saw a snow bunting just at the end of the woods and the start of the boardwalk over the wetlands. A Cooper's Hawk posed in a tree near the Eastland Road end of the boardwalk, giving everyone a great look. After a stop at Panera, a few dedicated birders crossed Bagley Road to explore the Lake Isaac section of the trail.


Lake Abrams birders Mary Anne Romito



On the trail Mary Anne Romito

Black-capped Chickadee Dave Lewis

Canada Geese Dave Lewis

Cooper's Hawk Dave Lewis

Downy Woodpecker Dave Lewis

Song Sparrow Dave Lewis

Lots of pretty, cold snow Mary Anne Romito

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