Saturday, January 8, 2022
Field Trip to Rocky River Nature Center
On Saturday, January 8, 2022, the Kirtland Bird Club joined the Second Saturday Bird Walk at the Rocky River Nature Center sponsored by Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society and led by Bill Deininger and Dave Graskemper. When the group assembled in the parking lot at 9:00 AM, it was sunny but a bone-chilling 17°F, rising to almost freezing at noon.
A total of 19 hardy participants thoroughly enjoyed seeing many first of the year (FOY) birds to add to their 2022 lists. The final tally was 25 species. Highlights included a Sharp-shinned Hawk, two Bald Eagles - an immature and an adult, a Barred Owl, a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch. Almost at the end of the walk, four Eastern Bluebirds added a welcome touch of color to the winter landscape.
Group - Paula Lozano
Red-breasted Nuthatch & Barred Owl - Anna Kozlenko