Wendtwood June 3, 2006

Species and trip report Photos courtesy of Dave Lewis
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Wild Turkey
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-thoated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Over 50 people came together to hike property Dr Wendt is putting into a joint conservation easement with Firelands Land Conservancy chapter of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

This joint field trip brought together Western Cuyahoga Audubon birders and FLC chapter of WRLC preservationist to celebrate the conservation of Dr Wendt's 272 acres along the west branch of the Rocky River.

After our introductions Dr Wendt took us to see the Trumpeter Swans he has help raise for 20 years with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's release program. This year raccoons got the 5 eggs laid by the banded female. The next bird we saw was a beautiful male Bobolink. Many plants, frogs, salamanders, and of course the above listed birds were found through out our hike. I think it's safe to say new friends were made and a good time was had by all.

Terri Martincic

Trumpter Swan

Widow Skimmer Dragonfly?

Cooper's Hawk

American Toad

Barn Swallow Nestlings


Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in flight (male)

Silver-spotted Skipper?

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