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.
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