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Birders flock to Ohio park to see rare waterfowl

Associated Press • Mar 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Birders turned out earlier this week following the sighting of a Eurasian Wigeon at the Sandy Ridge Reservation of the Lorain County Metroparks.

Sandy Ridge Senior Naturalist Tim Fairweather told The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram it’s the first sighting at the park of the waterfowl, which typically settles across a vast region of the world that includes the British Isles, Scandinavia, eastern Siberia and northern China.

Bird-lovers started coming to the 310-acre wetland and wildlife preserve after the parks’ senior naturalist posted on Facebook his first sighting of the red-headed Eurasian Wigeon on March 23 in the park’s marsh-wetlands area.

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