Happier news

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 05/02/2007 - 21:51.

Mourning warbler

 

To spare myself from the ever present, I find refuge in the vicarious adventures of other birders.  One of my favorites--Jen Brumfield.  Check out her art work.

 

Hi Folks -

A morning visit to Station Road trailhead in Brecksville Reservation
(Cleveland Metroparks) turned up a nice assortment of warblers, vireos,
and
other goodies. Highlights included Cerulean, Prothonotary, and
Yellow-throated Warblers back on territories, plus a nice count of
Yellow-throated Vireos (6) pairing up. Please NOTE that you cannot walk
the
railroad south, as a pair of nesting Bald Eagles has taken residence in
the
Great Blue Heron rookery. The majority of the birds were seen just
across
the bridge around the canal and flooded woods.

Highlights:
(7 sp. of warblers)

Warbling Vireo - 2
Yellow-throated Vireo - 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 18
Yellow Warbler – 8
Nashville Warbler – 2
Cerulean Warbler – 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 1
Yellow-throated Warbler - 3 (1 on the ground collecting nesting
material)
Prothonotary Warbler – 1
Northern Waterthrush – 1
Baltimore Oriole - 2

Cheers
Jen


Jen Brumfield

Akron, Ohio
elfin_skimmer [at] hotmail [dot] com
Birding America / www.birding-america.com
Illustrator/Naturalist, Cleveland Metroparks
Nikon Birding Optics ProStaff/ nikonusa.com
Editorial Advisor, A Bird's-Eye View / ABA
personal site: www.meadowhawkart.com

"Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing
circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by
the
will." - Lawrence Durrell

"Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventure." - L. DrachmanHi Folks -

05/02/07

A single PIPING PLOVER remained on the 'swimming beach' of Headlands
Beach
State Park this morning and into the afternoon; likely into the evening
as
well. The bird spent the majority of time higher up in the 'tide
zone'...where there is a magnificent amount of debris from this past
month's
stormy weather. Here it weaved in and out of old tires, McDonald's
straws,
and driftwood. Its visits to the stony beach provided good photo
opportunities.

A gorgeous bird.

cheers
Jen



Jen Brumfield

Akron, Ohio
elfin_skimmer [at] hotmail [dot] com
Birding America / www.birding-america.com
Illustrator/Naturalist, Cleveland Metroparks
Nikon Birding Optics ProStaff/ nikonusa.com
Editorial Advisor, A Bird's-Eye View / ABA
personal site: www.meadowhawkart.com

"Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing
circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by
the
will." - Lawrence Durrell

"Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventure." - L. Drachman

 

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West Creek Checklist

  Birds are migrating again and the summer is waning.  We are lucky to have young eyes trained to follow the seasons and to gauge the health of NEO.  If you ever want to explore the world with an expert guide--follow Jen Brumfield and Gabe Leidy.  Here is Gabe Leidy's checklist of birds found in the West Creek Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Good news in PARMA!!

Thanks to the fine work of a struggling environmental non-profit--West Creek Preservation Committee.  Donations to continue their efforts are always welcome.