|We are just about to get going and everyone is very excited for a day of birding on the lake!|
We had quite a few species while we were headed down the river, but it took us about an hour before we found our first really exciting species, a Long-tailed Duck! It had been a long time since I had seen this species, and this individual was quite cooperative and tame.
After this, the amount of unexpected species picked up! A Red-necked Grebe was found but before I could get a shot of it, a recently reported Northern Gannet flew over the boat!
As we headed back towards the river, everyone was very excited about the great day that we had. I don't think anyone was expecting that the Brown Pelican that has been in the Cleveland area for the last 5 months would be sitting just around the corner!
Once we were back on land, our whole group decided to go just a few minutes down the road to Edgewater Marina to see if we could find the Little Gulls that others had reported. It turned out that there was a huge group of Bonaparte's Gulls and two Little Gulls mixed in.
Everyone had a great day out on the lake, and finding the Little Gulls was the perfect way to end our adventure!