Posted on October 20, 2016
Recent walks in Griggs Park along the reservoir and along the river below the dam have revealed that Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets are moving through the area. We haven’t seen many Ruby-crowned Kinglets in the winter so they may move further south but at least a few Golden-crowned Kinglets hang around the immediate area until spring.
With the exception op Yellow-rumped Warblers, warblers have been scarce in the park in recent days.
Amazingly, we continue to see quite a few butterflies as well as other insects and spiders.
Other birds were also seen in the past week, some of which will spend the winter.
Other animals were also present. Chipmunks and squirrels seemed very busy getting ready for the approaching winter.
This fall in Griggs Reservoir I’ve tried to make a methodical effort to catch Smallmouth bass and while I always do well enough to keep coming back, results have been something less that spectacular. Using small crank baits a variety of fish have been caught including Channel Cats, Large and smallmouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappie, and other pan fish but not of any great size and with the exception of pan fish not in any great quantity. The reservoir is just a mile and a half from our home so it’s been an enjoyable research project to determine if the fishing would improve as the days got shorter and the air and water temp went down. So far I haven’t noticed much difference between August and October accept that the reservoirs a lot quieter.
No matter what draws one outside this time of year sometimes just looking around can be enough so if you have a chance get out and look around!
Thanks for stopping by.
Category: Birding in Ohio, Central Ohio Nature, Central Ohio Parks, Columbus, fishing in central ohio, Griggs Reservoir, Ohio Nature, photography, Scioto River Tagged: American Coot, Belted Kingfisher, Black-legged Meadow Katydid, Bumble Bee, Carolina Wren, Chipmunk, Eastern Comma, Eastern Phoebe, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Great Blue Heron, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Meadow Fritillary, Monarch Butterfly, Panasonic FZ200, Panasonic ZS50, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Smallmouth Bass, Variegated Fritillary, Whitetail Deer
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