If any birders plan to chase this bird in the morning, I highly suggest
being on site at sunrise. Note: park at New Russia Township Park and Nature
Preserve off of Butternut Ridge Road in Oberlin, Lorain County. Then walk
up to the road, turn left and walk west, staying on the south side of the
road near the fence, then look north into the wetland in private property
in an agricultural field. Good luck.
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 9:28 PM, Cole DiFabio <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Unfortunately, this bird and sightings did not make it to the listserv,
> although observations were brief: an immature ROSEATE SPOONBILL was
> photographed by a non-birder on June 10th at New Russia Township Preserve
> in Lorain County. Word/pics did not reach a birder until June 13th. Even
> though the bird was not present anymore at the original spot (the pond
> inside the park), Diana Steele re-found the bird at 9 pm last evening (the
> 13th) just across the road from the park, in a small wetland to the north
> of Butternut Ridge Road. This bird was found and observed again this
> morning, the 14th, from sunrise until 7:05 am until it, unfortunately, flew
> off to the east and did not return. Pictures can be viewed by following
> this link: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46548370
> Numerous spoonbills are popping up in the eastern U.S., as Ohio joins
> Indiana, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia. Be on the
> lookout, this bird, or others, could turn up somewhere else in the state.
> 9:24pm As I am typing this post, the spoonbill has just returned to the
> same spot per reports!! June 14th.
> Good birding
> Cole DiFabio
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