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Checklist S26799199

 
Location
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, Erie County, Ohio, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:17 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 47 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Dan Gesualdo
Species
58 species (+1 other taxa) total
2
Greater White-fronted Goose

Photos

© Dan Gesualdo

1
Cackling Goose
125
Canada Goose
10
Tundra Swan
4
Northern Shoveler
5
Gadwall
35
Mallard
3
American Black Duck
9
Canvasback
3
Redhead
1
Greater Scaup
2
Lesser Scaup
6
Bufflehead
45
Common Goldeneye
13
Hooded Merganser
17
Common Merganser
65
Red-breasted Merganser
3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
55
Ring-billed Gull
45
Herring Gull
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull
2
Great Black-backed Gull
1
Pacific Loon

Slender bill. Clean defining dark to white neckline. Photos

© Dan Gesualdo

1
Great Blue Heron
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Cooper's Hawk
3
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Great Horned Owl
1
Red-headed Woodpecker
3
Red-bellied Woodpecker
4
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
7
Blue Jay
2
American Crow
2
Black-capped Chickadee
3
Tufted Titmouse
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
1
Winter Wren
1
Carolina Wren
3
Golden-crowned Kinglet
2
Eastern Bluebird
200
American Robin
15
European Starling
30
Cedar Waxwing
2
Bohemian/Cedar Waxwing

A Flock of waxwings were viewed on the sawmill side of the park. As I was going through the flock in the trees the birds all took off and flew to the west. 2 birds near the middle of the flock were very "plump" thick birds noticibly larger in flight as well. Unable to view the vents of these 2 birds but the bellies appeared darker than the rest of the flock. I would say without a doubt these were Bohemian waxwings but won't add this to the checklist. The area of the golf course to the east and houses with fruiting trees along the chausee to the west and the firelands campus to the south would be great places for feeding waxwings which I will check again tomorrow.

10
House Finch
6
American Goldfinch
4
American Tree Sparrow
7
Dark-eyed Junco
14
White-throated Sparrow
2
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
1
Eastern Towhee
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler
8
Northern Cardinal
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes