Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
March 25, 2012
Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Field Trip
March 25, 2012
Leaders: Gabe Leidy and Mary Anne Romito
55 birders, 38 species
Cool temperatures and fog were a contrast to recent warm sunny weather. Today, more like a typical March day, was the backdrop for our field trip at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center (LENSC) in Huntington Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks. Fifty-five birders birded the woods and the beach, carefully watching every passing Turkey Vulture. In the days before, five rare-for-Northeast-Ohio Black Vultures were spotted near LENSC. We had no luck with the Black Vultures. We did see a nesting Red-tailed Hawk, a couple of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, several Brown Creepers, Eastern Towhees, and a nice variety of waterfowl and gulls on Lake Erie. Thanks to several birders who shared scope views.
Following the bird walk, LENSC wildlife rehabilitator Amy LeMonds presented a program on wildlife rehabilitation. We had a close-up look at two of the resident raptors, a young Red-tailed Hawk and a Barred Owl. Amy answered questions about the lives of these species.
Great Black-backed Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
55 birders and nature enthusiasts at LENSC © Mary Anne Romito
Song Sparrow © Dave Lewis
Eastern Towhee © Dave Lewis
Black-capped Chickadee © Dave Lewis
Mallard © Dave Lewis
Lesser Black-backed Gull © Dave Lewis