Posted on May 5, 2016
In the last few days the number of migrating and non-migrating birds seen by us and other birders in central Ohio has been incredible. We are trying to remember back to last year but nothing approaching the last few days comes to mind. Were we just not paying attention? We’ve visited our usual areas along Griggs Reservoir, but also got over to Hoover Nature Preserve and adjacent areas at the north end of Hoover Reservoir as well as Glenn Echo Ravine in Clintonville. Wherever we went there were birds. Only a few of those seen are documented below either because they were a little too far away, moving around too much, or the light just wasn’t favorable for a picture. For more info on birds in central Ohio along with some wonderful pictures visit Central Ohio Birders Facebook page.
Some other notable birds seen but not photographed; Hoover Nature Preserve north end of the lake: a number of Red-headed Woodpeckers, Wood Ducks, Yellow Warblers, Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, Hoover Nature Preserve Meadows Area: American Redstarts, Nashville Warbler, Glen Echo Ravine: Great Crested Flycatcher, Black Headed Blue Warbler, Northern Parula Warbler, Black and White Warblers, Baltimore Oriole, Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers.
So here are some of the birds seen.
If there wasn’t a bird to look at there were other things.
In the back of our minds we know that one day not too far in the future the spring celebration will be over. It’s a good time to be in the moment.
Thanks for stopping by.
Category: Central Ohio Nature, Central Ohio Parks, Columbus, flowers in central ohio, Glen Echo Ravine, Griggs Reservoir, Hoover Nature Preserve, Kiwanis Riverway Park, Ohio Nature, Scioto River, Wildflowers Tagged: Baltimore Oriole, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canon T3i with Sigma 150-500mm, Catbird, Downy Woodpecker, Great Egret, Indigo Bunting, Jack in The Pulpit, Marsh Marigold, Mayapple, Northern Waterthrush, Panasonic FZ200, Pearl Crescent, Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Tree Swallow, Wild Geranium, Yellow Warbler
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