South Mastick Field Trip April 10, 2010

Report Photos

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

South Mastick Field Trip,

Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 810 a.m.

Trip Leader: Dave Graskemper


A Bald Eagle perched by the river, offering a close-up look. Spring birds were in evidence: Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Brown Creepers, Yellow-rumped Warblers and Eastern Bluebirds. Bright sunshine made up for morning temperatures in the high 30s.


As a post-script, a few from the group traveled to see a Great Horned Owl nest near Willow Bend. An owlet mostly in feathers, but partly in down was perched on a limb near the nest.


18 birders, 36 bird species


Canada Goose (5)

Wood Duck (2)

Mallard (6)

Great Blue Heron (1)

Bald Eagle (1)

Red-tailed Hawk (1)

Herring Gull (1)

Mourning Dove (2)

Belted Kingfisher (2)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (8)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3)

Downy Woodpecker (6)

Northern Flicker (10)

Pileated Woodpecker (1)

Eastern Phoebe (3)

Blue Jay (2)

American Crow (2)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (3)

Black-capped Chickadee (2)

Tufted Titmouse (5)

White-breasted Nuthatch (6)

Brown Creeper (2)

Golden-crowned Kinglet (2)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2)

Eastern Bluebird (4)

American Robin (24)

European Starling (2)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (5)

Chipping Sparrow (3)

Song Sparrow (3)

White-crowned Sparrow (1)

Northern Cardinal (2)

Red-winged Blackbird (2)

Brown-headed Cowbird (7)

American Goldfinch (9)

House Sparrow (1)

South Mastick Birders
South Mastick birders Page Stephens

Rocky River
Rocky River Page Stephens

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, 4310 Bush Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109