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Lakeside Birding at Woodlawn Beach

Published October 01, 2012
Tags: Parks and Preserves, Woodlawn Beach, Lake Erie, Hamburg, Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker

My son and I took a quick birding hike somewhere different today: down along Woodlawn Beach on Lake Erie. It was a short trip and we didn't see a lot of variety, but we enjoyed the sun and breeze on this first day of October.

Other than some Ring-billed Gulls, we didn't see any shorebirds. There were several Turkey Vultures in the mix, though. When we headed up a path that took us along a little creek, we heard a beautiful song of a Carolina Wren. It reminded me of spring! We found the little songster and got some nice views through our binoculars of him.

After that, we found many Golden-crowned Kinglets in a little wooded area, followed by some White-throated Sparrows. Gray Catbirds were in abundance everywhere and along the path we followed, we also saw some Northern Cardinals, Song Sparrows, Black-capped Chickadees, a Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpeckers, a Red-bellied Woodpecker (heard), and several unidentified quick movers that eluded our focus! 
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Woodlawn Beach
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Turkey Vulture
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Windmills
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A beautiful songster, the Carolina Wren
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Song Sparrow
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Golden-crowned Kinglet
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Golden-crowned Kinglet
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Golden-crowned Kinglet