Lorain Harbor and Black River Fieldtrip
February 18, 2012
||Photos by Penny O'Connor
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
Field Trip to Lorain Harbor and Black River
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Leader: Rich Kassouf
A windy sunny Saturday morning made travel easy. The Avon Lake Power
Plant did not attract very many birds. Lake Erie is open this year.
At Lorain Harbor Ring-billed Gulls shared space with a sprinkling of
Herring Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls. There were only a few
ducks. A flock of 800 or more Red-breasted Mergansers flew past.
After a survey of the gulls, we moved to the Black River, where four
Black-crowned Night Herons perched by the shore. A raft of
Canvasbacks moved upriver along with Scaup and Common Mergansers.
Black-crowned Night Heron
Great Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Which gull is that one?
Sunny day birding.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, 4310 Bush
Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109