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Second Saturday Bird Walk Report 


 
Date:​ Saturday, March 9, 2019 
Location:​ Trails around Rocky River Nature Center, Rocky River Reservation, 
Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070 
Leaders:​ Bill Deininger, Dave Graskemper 
Results:​ 25 Birders and 30 Species
Description:​ ​The second Saturday bird walk started with sunny skies and twenty five observers.
The walk lasted over two and a half hours. Highlights were a Barred Owl and a female Purple
Finch. Red-winged Blackbirds were back at their expected locations. We had ten Red-tailed
Hawks and 5 Coopers Hawks. Woodpeckers were also spotted in good numbers with thirteen
Red-bellied woodpeckers and twelve Downy Woodpeckers. At least a dozen Cardinals were
spotted with many singing on their territorial perches. ​-​ Report by Bill Deininger.

Bird List  
# Species Count

1. ​ ranta canadensis)
Canada Goose ​(B 11

2. Great Blue Heron​ (​Ardea herodias) 1

3. ​ athartes aura)
Turkey Vulture​ (C 1

4. Bald Eagle​ (​Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 2

5. Cooper’s Hawk ​(​Accipiter cooperii) 5

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6. Red-tailed Hawk ​(​Buteo jamaicensis) 10

7. Mourning Dove​ (​Zenaida macroura) 2

8. Barred Owl ​(​Strix varia) 1

9. Red-bellied Woodpecker (​Melanerpes carolinus​) 13

10. Downy Woodpecker ​(Picoides pubescens) 12

11. Hairy Woodpecker (​Leuconotopicus villosus​) 2

12. Northern Flicker ​(​Colaptes auratus) 2

13. Pileated Woodpecker ​(​Dryocopus pileatus) 1

14. Blue Jay ​(Cyanocitta cristata) 6

15. Black-capped Chickadee ​(​Poecile atricapillus) 8

16. Tufted Titmouse ​(​Baeolophus bicolor) 10

17. Red-breasted Nuthatch ​(S​ itta canadensis) 2

18. White-breasted Nuthatch ​(​Sitta carolinensis) 12

19. Carolina Wren ​(​Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3

20. Eastern Bluebird​ (Sialia sialis) 2

21. American Robin ​(​Turdus migratorius) 8

22. European Starling​ (​Sturnus vulgaris)​ 2

23. Brown Creeper ​(​Certhia americana) 1

24. Song Sparrow​ (​Melospiza melodia) 9

26. Dark-eyed Junco ​(J​ unco hyemalis) 4

26. ​ ardinalis cardinalis)


Northern Cardinal​ (C 12

27. ​ gelaius phoeniceus)


Red-winged Blackbird ​(A 8

28. Purple Finch ​(​Haemorhous purpureus) 1

29. ​ aemorhous mexicanus)


House Finch ​(H 1

30. American Goldfinch​ (​Spinus tristis) 1

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Photos 
 

 
Photo: Second Saturday Birders March 2019 by Penny O’Connor at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland
Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.
 

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Photo: Sunlit Woods by Penny O’Connor at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley
Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

 
Photo: Still Wintry by Penny O’Connor at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley
Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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Photo: Barred Owl Up There by Penny O’Connor at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, 24000
Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

Photo: Penny O’Connor by Bill Deininger at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley
Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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​ aemorhous purpureus) ​by Deb Sweeney at Rocky River Reservation,


Photo: Female Purple Finch ​(H
Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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​ trix varia) b​ y Br​ idgette Seebacher at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks,
Photo: ​Barred Owl (S
24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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Photo: Red-tailed Hawk ​(Buteo jamaicensis)​ by Bridgette Seebacher at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland
Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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​ y Bridgette Seebacher at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland


Photo: Canada Geese​ (Branta canadenis) b
Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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Photo: Male Eastern Bluebird ​(Sialia sialis) ​by Bridgette Seebacher at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland
Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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​ y Bridgette Seebacher at Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland


Photo: Female Eastern Bluebird ​(Sialia sialis) b
Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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Photo: Carolina Wren ​(Thryothorus ludovicianus)​ by Bridgette Seebacher at Rocky River Reservation,
Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

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