The Urban Scioto: 23 September, 2017

Great Egret in Tree - Photo Earl Harrison

The Columbus Audubon trip around this downtown MetroPark this morning found a rapidly heating day and few migrants. Water level in the Scioto River was very low, attracting in fair numbers of herons and killdeer. Shore riparian woods had lots of residents, but cedar waxwings were the only migrant in numbers. I also made stops at Long Street dam and Berliner Park outside the trip and found similar birds to Scioto Audubon, but with a boost in raptors. Highlights included: