Friday, May 11, 2007

Final Word From Clintonville

I added three more species prior to 7:30 am at the OSU Research Wetland this morning: Great Egret (which was there at 7:00 and gone by 7:10), Eastern Phoebe and Barn Swallow. This brings "Team Clintonville" (Jerry and Sharon Tinianow and Robin Brunotts) to 50 species in 24 hours, including 43 found in Clintonville (with seven more spotted on the Bike Trail south of Clintonville). As an added bonus, I found a big Snapping Turtle resting just off one of the trails at the Wetland this morning.

It is nice to know that residents of Clintonville, a very urban neighborhood within the City of Columbus, can see 50 bird species in a 24-hour period without the use of a car. There is wildness even in the heart of the city.

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