Wendy Park
October 14, 2007

Report Photos

Wendy Park at Whiskey Island

30 members and guests and 45 bird species


The morning of October 14, 2007 transformed into a beautiful Fall day, starting off chilly and ending up warm, sunny, and pleasurable. A Great Blue Heron on the shore of Lake Erie entertained us as it swallowed a rather large fish and then stood still for a long period of time digesting it, fully cooperating for the cameras!  A very photogenic Winter Wren sat quietly for a long time in the open on a low branch, letting the remaining attendees have probably the best look that they will ever have of a Winter Wren.  Hermit Thrush, Golden and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were plentiful, along with White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows.  It was a pleasant surprise to see signs posted up on a hillside of dead vegetation along the river that said “Coming Soon – 2-1/2 acres of Prairie Grass & Wildflowers.”


Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Cooper’s Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Wendy Park birders © Mary Anne Romito

Great Blue Heron © Mike Guildoo

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker © Mike Guildoo

Winter Wren © Dave Lewis

Brown Creeper © Mike Guildoo

Golden-crowned Kinglet © Dave Lewis

Ruby-crowned Kinglet © Dave Lewis

View of Cleveland from Wendy Park
© Laurie Boylan

Hermit Thrush © Dave Lewis

Northern Mockingbird © Dave Lewis

New sign at Wendy Park © Laurie Boylan

White-crowned Sparrow © Dave Lewis

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