Follow the Swallows
June 12, 2009

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Follow the Swallows

Friday, June 12, 2009 7-9 p.m.

Cedar Point Bridge and Lagoon Picnic Area
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
Birding Buddies IBA Favorites No. 2

Barn Swallows have built 14 nests and Cliff Swallows 7 on the Cedar Point Bridge. Low water in the Rocky River allowed a walk under the bridge to enjoy the beauty of both species close up as they fed their young. Mary Anne's boots came in handy to get a full count of the nests. A Red-tailed Hawk surprised us with great looks as it consumed prey on a low branch only a few yards from us in the woods by the Lagoon Picnic Area. We heard a barred owl. Most colorful, a flock of Cedar Waxwings in the marsh.

Birds - 35 species

Canada Goose (pairs with young)
Mallard (pairs)
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk (eating prey in woods by Lagoon)
Barred Owl (heard at Lagoon)
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher (pair)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireos
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow (7 nests on the Cedar Point Bridge)
Barn Swallow (14 nests on the Cedar Point Bridge)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing (Flock at Lagoon)
Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

Other Sightings

Bass
Minnows
Tadpoles
Bullfrog
Green Frog
American Toad
Raccoon
Deer
Groundhogs
Trees cut by Beavers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Swallow followers Page Stephens


American Toad Mary Anne Romito


Red-tailed Hawk who just finished dinner Mary Anne Romito


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