Wellington Reservation Field Trip
November 13, 2010

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Location:     Wellington Reservation

Observation date:     11/13/10

Notes:     Western Cuyahoga Audubon Field trip lead by Chris Grame, Natural Resources, Lorain County Metro Parks.

Leader: Chris Grame


15 birders, 43 species


The highlight of this field trip was the GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in the Wellington Upland Reservoir.  It was in the company of Canada Geese.

Everyone got good scope views of this unusual visitor. American Coots and Ruddy Ducks were in great numbers.  Our walk through Wellington Reservation took us through restored prairie and wetlands. We had a flyby of horned larks. There were good numbers of American Tree Sparrows. Wetlands had Mallards, a Ring-necked Duck and shorebirds.

Canada Goose    447     Flyovers, to and from reservoir across the street

Wood Duck     1

Mallard     20

Green-winged Teal

Ring-necked Duck     1

Bufflehead    3

Greater White-fronted Goose     1

Redhead     1

Lesser Scaup     1

Hooded Merganser

Pied-billed Grebe

Ruddy Duck     700

American Coot     190

Red-tailed Hawk     1

Lesser Yellowlegs     1

Dunlin     1

Wilson's Snipe     2

Ring-billed Gull     4

Rock Pigeon     6     Flyovers

Mourning Dove     3     Fly over in parking lot

Red-bellied Woodpecker     3

Downy Woodpecker     3

Hairy Woodpecker     1

Northern Flicker     5

Pileated Woodpecker     1     Clearly seen by many as it flew away, unusual bird for this location, per Chris Grame

Blue Jay     6

American Crow     8

Horned Lark     2     Flyovers

Black-capped Chickadee     7

Tufted Titmouse     1

White-breasted Nuthatch     2

Golden-crowned Kinglet     2

Eastern Bluebird     9

American Robin     5

European Starling     4

American Tree Sparrow     19

Song Sparrow     5

White-throated Sparrow     1

Dark-eyed Junco     3

Northern Cardinal     10

Red-winged Blackbird     12     flying over

Common Grackle     3

American Goldfinch     3

House Sparrow     4


Notes:  Larry Richardson joined us for a few minutes, as did a police officer who saw the Goose in a spotting scope ;)





Wellington birders Page Stephens

Martha walking through the woods Penny O'Connor

Birders at Wellington Terri Martincic

Greater White-fronted Goose with Canada Geese Penny O'Connor

Autumn Meadowhawks Penny O'Connor

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