Monday, May 14, 2007

Number 350!

I went out birding to the western Lake Erie Marshes on saturday, which was International Migratory Bird Day. To state it was a great day would be putting it mildly. I added three birds to my life list and one to my Ohio state list. The lifers were (in order of observation): one Mourning Warbler, seven Glossy Ibises, and three Sedge Wrens. The state bird was a Yellow-headed Blackbird. I had a century day with 100 species observed, got my year list over 200, and my state list to 273.

Highlights for me included 21 species of warbler, Virginia Rail, Snowy Egret, Laughing Gull, Eastern Screech Owl, American Woodcock, Sora, Black Tern, Semipalmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden-plover, and Ruddy Turnstone.

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