Lake Erie Bird Club meets and plans coming activities

Twenty-five members and guests of the Lake Erie Bird Club attended the recent meeting featuring a program called, “Celebrating Birds.”

Bird Club artist Margaret Braun displayed her collection of more than 100 hand-painted bird ornaments.

Diane Andrasik presented the accompanying power point program that highlighted how Braun became interested in birds at a very young age. Everyone enjoyed looking at the lovely ornaments with their detailed paintings of birds.

John Ruska conducted the meeting and members shared April bird sightings. Dale Loscher recently observed a Yellow-headed Blackbird in his Silver Creek yard. Members reported hundreds of gulls at the Dunkirk Harbor including Bonaparte’s Gulls. In addition, over 200 Caspian Terns were observed at the Main Street Beach on April 26. Members are now observing a variety of warblers, sparrows, hawks and blackbirds. Ruska and wife Beverly and Diane Andrasik provided refreshments for the meeting.

Club members will be participating in the annual Buffalo Ornithological Society count on May 18.

The next meeting of the club will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. It is a bird and wildflower walk hosted by Diane Clark and Bill Moran at Greystone Nature Preserve, 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia.

Terry Mosher will lead the walk. Those who wish can plan to stay to enjoy the sunset.

For more information, call Joanne Goetz at 673-1627.