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Second Saturday Bird Walk Report 
 
Date:​ Saturday, March 10, 2018 
Location:​ Trails around Rocky River Nature Center, Rocky River Reservation, 
Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070 
Leaders:​ Bill Deininger, Ken Gober, Dave Graskemper 
Results:​ 14 Birders, 27 Species
Description:​ The sky was completely blue when we started, but we had some cloud cover as
the walk progressed. Started out at 26 degrees but no wind. We were all comfortable and
prepared for the weather. The trails were snow covered but not icy. We were treated to a
Bluebird as we all met in the parking lot. Moments later the Bluebird flew off and was replaced
with excellent views of a Cooper's Hawk. The hawk landed high in a tree several yards from our
meeting spot. The hawk stayed perched for everyone to get unobstructed views. We tallied 27
species during our 3 hour walk. A Barred Owl was located high up in a pine tree. Everyone was
able to see the Owl before it flew off. Cardinals were everywhere. Many gorgeous male
Cardinals singing in many, many locations throughout the entire walk. One Pine Siskin was
spotted up high, but few of us were able to put binoculars on the elusive bird. Four Bald Eagles
were spotted flying high overhead. ​- Report by Bill Deininger

Bird List  
# Species Count

1. Canada Goose ​(​Branta canadensis) 12

2. Mallard ​(​Anas platyrhynchos) 4

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3. Bald Eagle ​(​Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 4

4. Cooper’s Hawk​ (​Accipiter cooperii) 1

5. Red-tailed Hawk​ (​Buteo jamaicensis) 3

6. Mourning Dove ​(​Zenaida macroura) 1

7. Barred Owl​ (​Strix varia) 1

8. Red-bellied Woodpecker ​(Melanerpes carolinus) 10

9. Downy Woodpecker ​(Picoides pubescens) 8

10. Hairy Woodpecker​ (Leuconotopicus villosus) 1

11. Pileated Woodpecker ​(Hylatomus pileatus) 2

12. Blue Jay ​(Cyanocitta cristata) 15

13. Black-capped Chickadee ​(Poecile atricapillus) 17

14. Tufted Titmouse ​(Baeolophus bicolor) 5

15. White-breasted Nuthatch ​(Sitta carolinensis) 6

16. Carolina Wren​ (​Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1

17. Eastern Bluebird​ (​Sialia sialis) 2

18. American Tree Sparrow​ (​Spizella arborea) 3

19. Song Sparrow​ (Melospiza melodia) 18

20. Swamp Sparrow​ (​Melospiza georgiana) 1

21. Dark-eyed Junco​ (​Junco hyemalis) 4

22. Northern Cardina​l (​Cardinalis cardinalis) 25

23. Red-winged Blackbird​ (​Agelaius phoeniceus) 10

24. American Grackle​ (​Quiscalus quiscula) 2

25. House Finch ​(Haemorhous mexicanus) 5

26. Pine Suskin​ (​Spinus pinus) 1

27. American Goldfinch (​Spinus tristis​) 16

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Photos 

 
Photo: March 2018 Second Saturday Birders © Kaoru Tsbone.
 

Photo: White-breasted Nuthatch​ (Sitta) ​© Kaoru Tsbone.

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Photo: On the trail © Kaoru Tsbone.
 

 
Photo: On the trail © Kaoru Tsbone.

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Photo: On the trail © Kaoru Tsbone.
 

 
Photo: On the trail © Kaoru Tsbone.

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Photo: On the trail © Kaoru Tsbone.
 

 
Photo: Hand Feeding © Kaoru Tsbone.

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Photo: Hand Feeding © Kaoru Tsbone.
 

 
Photo: Hand Feeding © Kaoru Tsbone.

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Photo: Hand Feeding © Kaoru Tsbone.
 

 
Photo: Hand Feeding © Kaoru Tsbone.

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Photo: ​Northern Cardina​l (​Cardinalis cardinalis)​ © Kaoru Tsbone.
 

 
Photo: Canada Geese (​Branta canadensis)​ © Kaoru Tsbone.

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Photo: Swamp Sparrow ​(​Melospiza georgiana)​ ​© Gustino J Lanese.
 

 
Photo: Barred Owl ​(​Strix varia)​ ​© Gustino J Lanese.
 

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Photo: Nuthatch ​(​Sitta carolinensis)​ ​© Gustino J Lanese.
 

 
Photo: Cardinal ​(​Cardinalidae)​ ​© Gustino J Lanese.

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Photo: Cooper’s Hawk ​(​Accipiter cooperii) ​© Gustino J Lanese.
 

 
Photo: Red-bellied Woodpecker​ (​Melanerpes carolinus)​ ​© Gustino J Lanese.
 

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