May 13, 2013
Cold, windy weather brought migrating and nesting warblers down to eye level at Magee Marsh today.
How well do you know your eastrern wood warblers?
TOP TO BOTTOM:
American Redstart X 3
Blackburnian X 2
Black-throated Green X 3
Cape May X 2
Nashville X 2
Northern Parula X 2
Yellow X 2
May 12, 2013
The Magee Marsh checklist says White Pelicans here are rare. We saw 8 overhead on my 11am bird walk this morning.
The Red-headed Woodpecker is bot as unusual but thisone was stunning in the afternoon sun.
On this bhirdiest of bird days, hundreds of birders saw thousands of birders.
May 11, 2013
This Black-billed Cuckoo was one of several along the Magee Marsh Boardwalk today. An overnight storm had brought in plenty of migrating birds to this south shore of Lake Erie. Indigo Buntings, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, thrushes, vireos and warblers were all around us.
May 10, 2013
The Magee Marsh Boardwalk is one continuous stream of birding and birders during the spring festival here in Ohio. A PIB guide made a late afternoon sighting of a Long-eared Owl (aided by screaming Robins) and brought over 100 birders speeding to the spot, clearing the rest of the boardwalk. Visual proof:
May 8, 2013
Prothonotary Warbler at Magee Masrsh. Other goodies:Bay-breasted Warbler.
Male Baltimore Oriole.
May 7, 2013
Mother Woodcock with four newborn.
Black and White Warbler.
Cape May Warbler
May 6, 2013
Two Tree swallows discussing real estate concerns. Ottawa NWR, Ohio. At Biggest Week in American Birding.
May 4, 2013
This was a day of vivid colors, and some soft music. Singing the blues morphedinto the singing ob blues. In this case Cerulean Warblers.
Fofrget silver tlonsils, how about tyhis burning throat. The male Blackburnian Warbler.
Black-throated Blue Warbler.
May 4, 2013
Male Bay-breasted Warbler.
American Woodcock hiding on forest floor.
Snapper in the road. Hands in pockets.
Solitary Sandpiper in flooded field.
unidentified snake, about two feet long.
May 4, 2013
There is nothing plain about black and white.
There are numerous Black and White Warblers here at Magee Marsh in northwestern Ohio. On migration they are on constant alert for possible prey, even curious birders get a quick look. Today was the official start of Birding’s Biggest Week and the PIB was helping fellow birders find the great warblers and vireos all around us. Mopst of us will see at least two dozenb species of warblers before this event wraps up.