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
American Black Duck
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Additional species seen by Adriana Losey
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)