I finally had the opportunity to visit Magee Marsh in northwestern Ohio in May-the Warbler capital of the world. I had one of the best weeks of birding in my life (128 species) and without a doubt the most challenging week of photography. Weather wise you could not have picked better conditions. However, under the dense canopy of Magee Marsh the light varied from full sun to complete shade and everything in between in a manner of a few feet. And then there are those small yellowish birds that do not stay put for very long-milliseconds it seemed like. Anyway, I was able to photograph a few Warbler species that had eluded me before. I also was able to spend some time at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Metzger Marsh, and Maumee Bay State Park in Ohio and well as my two local favorites-Pennypack Trust and Peace Valley. Below is a link to the May gallery. Click on the SLIDESHOW tab in the upper right to view the images as a slideshow with music. ALL IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT BY HARRIS BROWN AND MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. THANKS AND ENJOY
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW TITLE SLIDE 836-141
TUFTED TITMOUSE 790-132
MALE DOWNY WOODPECKER 792-045
MALE DOWNY WOODPECKER 792-066
MALE RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER 816-005
FEMALE RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER 770-179
MALE NORTHERN FLICKER 836-167
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH 790-091
MALE TREE SWALLOW 816-018
TREE SWALLOW 839-006
FEMALE EASTERN BLUEBIRD 841-155
MALE EASTERN BLUEBIRD 824-092
MALE NORTHERN CARDINAL 721-024
MALE RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD 771-112
MALE AMERICAN GOLDFINCH 799-059
SWAMP SPARROW 695-093
CHIPPING SPARROW 784-101
SONG SPARROW SINGING 840-025
you lucky guy! i am dying to get out there in warbler migration season...
thanks again for absolutely wonderful shots, harris. hey were so clear and close and wonderful that we can see fluff and bits of food in mouths and feathers awry.
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