On October 19th, a few members of the Ohio Young Birders Club and the Ohio State Ornithology Club birded Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus, Ohio. It was a very nice, sunny fall morning, a perfect morning to be out birding. We racked up around 40 species in just a few hours. Highlights included: Magnolia Warbler, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and Winter Wren.

We walked a road and back to the ponds, stopping in the nature center as well. We took a break from birding to do interviews with Peter Emment. He asked the young birders and the ornithology club a series of questions. The interviews were filmed and can be viewed on the Columbus Audubon website.

I enjoyed this outing very much. It was a great break from the stress of school. It was fun to be with friends, and make a new one.

The following list of species seen was compiled by Tyler Ficker of the OSU Ornithology Club

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
American Black Duck
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
Wild Turkey
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
White-breasted Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Carolina Wren
European Starling
Gray Catbird
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
American Goldfinch
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Common Grackle
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Northern Cardinal

Additional species seen by Adriana Losey
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Red-tailed Hawk