2013 Biggest Week in American Birding – part 3

Time is zooming by here at Biggest Week! This Mourning Warbler and I shared a “moment” this evening on the Magee Marsh boardwalk before it resumed its normal Ninja Skulking habits.

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A Day On Kelley’s Island

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…

Nashville Warbler banding with Bartlett Kelleys Island 2011-05-19

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Biggest Week update

I’ve been here in Northwest Ohio for the Biggest Week In American Birding event since May 5.  Birding has been exciting and meeting so many wonderful birders has been quite amazing.  It has been a real pleasure meeting so many of you who’ve read the book and cheered me on. (I read the book and cheered me on hoping that I would win–it didn’t work.  Shucks)

It is late tonight and I have an early departure to Kelley’s Island tomorrow.  After six days of birding here I have seen 170 species (most days hovering around 100 species).  So here are some pictures from the start of this event through today.  Enjoy!

Blue-headed Vireo Pt Pelee 2011-05-05

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Wild and Wonderful Shawnee State Park

Down in the far southern part of Ohio near the Ohio River is Shawnee State Park.  It is a beautiful place to visit and quite fascinating especially this time of year.  I rode down today with Greg and Leslie Cornett to attend Flora Quest. (shhhhh!  Don’t tell anyone that I find plants and butterflies interesting, too.  It might hurt my reputation. haha) We arrived late morning and made a leisurely journey up to Picnic Point and back today.

Indigo Bunting - Shawnee St Park photo: Greg Miller

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