Raindrops on roses and… Wait. That's some 1960's movie. But Biggest Week in American Birding is almost here. And really these little gems called warblers decorate the trees and fill the air with song. In short, they make me happy. Here are a few birds I got photos of in 2013. Enjoy! Continue reading
Throngs of birders came to Northwest Ohio to catch a glimpse of the magical spectacle of birds on their epic journey from as far away as South America on their way to their breeding grounds in Canada. Birders here are on the famed boardwalk at Magee Marsh near Oak Harbor, Ohio.
The last day of Biggest Week was chilly with winds out if the North–not prime migration conditions. But, the cold wind kept the insect-eating warblers low and conditions for photography were excellent. This Cape May Warbler looks like it could have used an extra layer of clothing. Continue reading
Spent a leisurely day at the Magee Marsh boardwalk. It was a slow day for me as I took it easy and enjoyed the birds close up–REALLY close!
Kelley’s Island is located in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. It is a beautiful place and a wonderful place to relax. I relaxed so hard today that all I have for a blog is some pictures. Some of the day was spent watching Master Bird Bander Tom Bartlett on Long Point. So until later (when I have unwound from all this relaxation), enjoy…
My final tally for this event was 187 species with only 30 species of warblers. Combined with my trip to Shawnee St Forest in southern Ohio the week before the warbler total would be 36 species. Ohio is certainly a great place to find warblers.
I’ll leave you with some pictures from the event.