Birders flock to Ohio park to see rare waterfowl

Bird-watchers flocked to a northeast Ohio park recently when word got out a rarely seen bird was spotted there.
Associated Press
Mar 30, 2014


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.



I sighted red-headed Eurasian Wigeon on March 24 being eaten by a large raptor. Looked tasty.