Former Shelly Gravel Pit
Ohio River Scenic Byway
Marietta, Ohio 45750
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Tips for birding Former Shelly Gravel Pit
The former Shelly Gravel Pit is private property and gated, but there is a pull off at the gate large enough to accommodate several cars. Please, bird from the roadside only. A scope is very helpful for viewing birds on the water. From the gate, it is possible to peer into the shallow pond in the old gravel pit.
Blue Grosbeaks have nested in the copse just to the east of the pit. Eastern Meadowlarks are abundant in the grassy areas. Bald Eagles sometimes perch on trees on the far side of the pit, adjacent to the Ohio River. Look for an Osprey nest on the high-tension power lines tower where Peregrine Falcons sometimes perch. In the pond, look for waterfowl, shorebirds, herons, cormorants, and grebes.
From Dawn Hewitt
No restroom facilities.