Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Location: Newtown

Reporter: Stanley Hedeen

Other observers:

Several hundred ring-necked ducks are floating on the flooded sod fields west of Newtown.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Location: Caesar’s Creek and Spring Valley

Reporter: William McGill

Other observers: James Muller and Kori Gasaway

Two long – tailed ducks still at Caesar’s Creek. Also 4 Tree swallows seen at Spring Valley.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Location: Mariemont Overlook

Reporter: John Steele

Other observers: Maxwell Steele and resident dog walker

My son and I were in Mariemont looking down at the flooded Little Miami River (Valley) when we heard the resident crows screeching at a bald eagle perched in a nearby tree. The eagle took off, the crows appeared to pursue, but then turned tail and returned home.

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Location: Chilo Lock 34 Park and Crooked Run State Nature Presrrve

Reporter: Suzanne Clingman

Other observers: Chris Clingman

Our first Woodcocks for the spring!!

Two in the Preserve field. One by the yurts and two in the Park field around the wetland. Slow to arrive this year but they’re here.

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Location: Hidden Valley Lake

Reporter: Jim Terlinden

Other observers: Walt Seeds

Many redheads, coots and common golden eyes. 6 gadwells, 3 lesser scaups, 1 pied-billed grebe. Highlight birds were 5 red-necked grebes. Photos on ebird.

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Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers: 8 birdwalk participants

Highlights included all 7 possible woodpecker species, Brown Creeper, Pine Siskins, Red-shouldered Hawk, Wood Ducks.

Full list: Canada Goose, Mallard, Wood Duck, Red-shouldered Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin.

29 total species.

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

This am around 7:30 1 female Northern Harrier in south field flying low towards the dog park.

1 Cooper’s Hawk

Blackbirds in numbers

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Location: Bald eagle (possible pair)

Reporter: E Bills

Other observers:

Large bald eagle swooped up over my windshield this morning while crossing the Hopewell Bridge over the Little Miami River, spread his wings and pulled up before coming to a perched rest at the top of that great Sycamore tree next to the bridge.  Another large bird was already perched at the top – presumably another bald eagle but with the light this one was in dark profile so I can’t confirm.   They were still perched together when the traffic light turned green and I headed for the highway.  What an incredible sight on the way to work!  (10:20 am)

(I saw one high overhead last year at the same location but not as close.  Today was something I’ll always remember!)

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Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Location: Kelley Nature Preserve

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Highlights: 2 Hermit Thrush  3 GC Kinglet

3 Eastern Bluebird 2 Black Vulture 1 Brown Creeper

also Pileated Woodpecker  Red-bellied Woodpecker

Belted Kingfisher Red-tailed Hawk Chickadee

Titmouse Robin Blue-jay  Cardinal House Finch

WB Nuthatch Mallard Canada Goose Northern Flicker

Eastern Towhee Song Sparrow

1 sleepy Raccoon in a Black Locust tree hole


Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Location: Snowy Owl at CVG still present

Reporter: Mark Zloba

Other observers:

The snowy owl at Cincinnati/N. Kentucky airport is still being seen.  An employee at the airport saw the owl flying Sunday night before dark, then watched it land on the lights on top of the furthest building (terminal B? Delta terminal) from security.  This would not have been visible from inside the buildings, nor from the viewing area.  But the owl is still being seen and if you are driving near the airport, keep an eye open.

Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Location: Bramble woods Madisonville

Reporter: Mollie Bading

Other observers:

3 pileated woodpeckers in the same tree, when they flew off my son followed them and says he saw 7 at once.
Several downy woodpeckers.
Several red bellied woodpeckers.
A Harry woodpecker.
A northern flicker.

Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Location: Oxbow-lost Bridge-Fernald

Reporter: David Helm

Other observers: Steve Bobonick

4 imm bald eagles around oxbow and female common merg; 4 Goldeneye. Fernald had 15 more waterfowl species plus 2 Trumpter Swans 5 Trundra Swans, 19 waterfowl total. A great day.

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Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Location: South 80 trails Mariemont

Reporter: Mollie Bading

Other observers:

4 bald eagles

Several robins, chickadees, Cardinals, red bellied and Downy woodpeckers.
Heard a northern flicker, but didn’t see it.

Also in Madisonville / Bramble woods I saw a red shouldered hawk flying away from a bald eagle.

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