Avon Lake Power Plant   Sunday, January 23, 2011 Field trip Report

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WCAS field trip to Avon Lake Power Plant

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Trip leader: Tim Krynak

 

On this bright icy arctic day, the warm water from the power plant brought hundreds of ducks and geese in toward the shore. Birds and birders were not alone. Two fishermen stood in the water in waders in spite of near-zero temperatures A young Bald Eagle sent dozens of ducks and geese off the water into the sky.  Shortly after they settled, a Peregrine Falcon took down a Common Goldeneye. The Peregrine enjoyed its catch on the ice.

 

16 birders  16 species

 

Canada Goose

American Black Duck

Mallard

Canvasback

Redhead

Lesser Scaup

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Pied-billed Grebe

Bald Eagle

Peregrine Falcon

American Coot

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

European Starling

 

 


Avon birders Mary Anne Romito


What's got the birds spooked? Terry Gorges


Perguine Falcon on the ice Terri Martincic


Waterfowl in the "hotwater" Terri Martincic


Cold birders Terry Gorges


More cold birders Terry Gorges


Tim checking out the falcon


Lots of ice Terri Martincic
   

 


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