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Oak Openings Breeding Season Updates

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Anderson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2017 at 3:43pm

The birds noted below are from the Wabash-Cannonball bike trail (Eber Road to Route 64) and  Monclova Road from Route 64 east to Wilkins Road. The addition of Black-throated green warbler and Louisiana waterthrush brings the warbler total for June to 19 species plus Lawrence’s warbler.

 

  • Acadian flycatcher (5)
  • White-eyed vireo
  • Veery (8) – the bike trail between Whitehouse-Spencer Road and 295 is always especially productive
  • Black-throated green warbler – singing male at the bike trail bridge over Swan Creek (between Girdham Road and Route 64)
  • Louisiana waterthrush – where the stream crosses the bike trail between Wilkins and Girdham Roads
  • Lark sparrow (5) – Christmas tree farm on Obee Road
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The censuses are winding down and bird activity is slowing a bit too. Many of the areas covered in the waning days of breeding season are not as likely to produce unusual species. Here are the highlights of the past three days:

 

  • Broad-winged hawk (3) – singles at Sager and Girdham, 295 and 20-A (both July 1), and Reed and 295 (July 2)
  • Red-breasted nuthatch – pair along Manore Road, ¼ mile south of Reed
  • Pine warbler (4) – scattered locations; raises total to 18 singing males
  • Hooded warbler (4) – scattered locations; raises total to 22 singing males
  • Summer tanager – pine stand ¾ mi west of Sager and Girdham (July 1); total up to a record 19 singing males
  • Dickcissel – singing male at Jeffers and Waterville-Neapolis Road (July 1); total of 22 singing males on census doubles previous high
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Blue-headed Vireo and Black-billed Cuckoo (two species I haven't seen mentioned in Matt's reports yet) were both along the Springbrook Lake trail this morning, as were Hooded and Pine Warblers.   
 
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Good finds, Matt. Those two species have indeed eluded me so far. And so has Yellow-billed cuckoo!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Anderson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2017 at 7:07pm
Gorgeous weather and a few good birds this morning...

* Blue-headed vireo (2) - singing male along the Springbook Lake Trail in Oak Openings Preserve Metropark (found yesterday by Matt Kemp) and another about 150 yards into the woods following the trail that goes west from Girdham through the clearcut meadow between Monclova and Sager Roads
* Brown creeper - in a very large pine stand following the trail noted above about 1/2 mile west of Girdham
* Blue grosbeak - singing first year male on the wires at the large field west of the airport (right at 20-A and Wilkins Road); hard to know if this is yet another new grosbeak or a wandering bird that has already been seen elsewhere
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Thanks for the updates!
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