Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Got My New Wheels, January 03
I picked up my new car from Kings Dodge this afternoon and promptly drove for some birding on the way home. I visited Grand Valley near Camp Dennison, where I added waterfowl and other land birds Northern Flicker, Bufflehead, Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Hairy Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruddy Duck and Lesser Scaup. Then I stopped by nearby Kelly Nature Preserve near Miamiville and added Belted Kingfisher and Downy Woodpecker. There was enough daylight left to stop at Armeleder Park again where I added Common Grackle and Yellow-rumped Warbler. All of these locations are within about 15 minutes of my house. For the past 5-10 years, I have been doing a January list to try to see 100 species in Ohio in January. That's why I know what to expect at these locations. At the end of the day to total is 45 species for maybe 5 hours of birding at most. I have temporary plates so I need to get the title back and insurance papers before driving too far from here. The temporary plates expire the end of January.