Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve
January 10, 2010
|WCAS field trip Sunday January 10, 2010 to Cleveland
Lakefront State Nature Preserve, a.k.a. Dike 14
Birders had a brilliantly sunny and cold day on the lakefront. It was our first winter field trip to the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, also known as Dike 14. Nancy Howell organized it for us and led the trip. Animal tracks were everywhere in the snow. The ice-bound lake was a beautiful sight from the "beak" of the preserve. Birds here have plenty of cover. They were heard more than seen. The nearby East 72nd Street power plant area offered close-up views of gulls and diving ducks. A few birders stopped by Burke Lakefront Airport as well.
26 birders, 35 species total: 17 species at Dike 14 and 18 species at E 72nd Street power plant plus 2 more at Burke Lakefront Airport
Observed at East 72nd Street by Power Plant
Observed by Burke Lakefront Airport
We were featured in the Plain Dealer's Aerial View by Jim McCarty. See his story here.