Cleveland Lakefront NP - 06 Jul 2024

A morning walk at Cleveland's Lakefront Nature Preserve brought warm temperatures, humidity and strong winds. Still, it wasn't enough to deter the birds from doing their thing. 

I found this Great-crested Flycatcher posing in the open for several moments. 

An Eastern Phoebe appeared nearby, as well, but I was too slow with the camera. So instead I turned the camera on an American Goldfinch next to the breakwall.

Yellow Warblers were out in force this morning. Young Yellow Warblers!

Good thing about shooting High ISO is being able to catch birds skulking in the shadows, like this Song Sparrow.

At about the 1 mile mark on the perimeter trail I noticed a Red-spotted Purple.

An American Woodcock was reported near the entrance to the preserve; it was skulking in the shady, muddy understory next to the hilly bank but I was unable to find it. But, a family of Eastern Kingbirds were hanging out in the open.

Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, Cuyahoga, Ohio, US
Jul 6, 2024 9:42 AM - 10:51 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.745 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     Windy, warm,humid, 75F
25 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  6
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  6
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1

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