Sandy Ridge Reservation Field trip November 9, 2008

Report Photos (courtesy of Mary Anne Romito)
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society and Black River Audubon Society Field Trip Sunday, November 9, 2008 Sandy Ridge, Lorain County Metroparks Trip Leader: Gary Gerrone. Twenty-four birders attended.

Black River Audubon joined Western Cuyahoga Audubon for this trip to one of Northeast Ohio's prime birding spots. We were treated to eagles overhead, a variety of sparrows in the tangles, and great looks at coots and other waterfowl. We had a chance to learn quite a bit of natural history from naturalist Gary Gerrone.

Bird Species- 42
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle (2)
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
Ring-billed Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow



Birders at Sandy Ridge


Birders on trail

Late blooming Queen Anne's Lace

Marsh at Sandy Ridge

Ironweed in seed

Fall Color

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