Chandler Day 132: Time to go Home

DSC03067I woke up this morning, after a night of rain, to this beautiful sunrise. I had a lot of fun camping and birding this weekend. I’ll definitely be coming back next May. I got up, listened to the Orioles, Yellow Warblers, and Blackbirds calling and started packing up so I could make the long drive back home. It was a lot of fun and I’ll miss the birds, but I’m ready to be back home in Indy.

Chandler Day 130: Birding Lake Erie

DSC03040Today was another full day of birding. Today was a great day of birding, including birding with a group of people from Chicago. I got to see some great birds and I had a lot of fun. I made it over 80 species by the end of the day and I’m hoping to get to 100 by the end of my trip.

Prothonotary Warbler shot at Magee Marsh

Chandler Day 118: Getting Ready

DSC02672In about a week and a half I will be on my way to the Biggest Week in Birding which takes place up along Lake Erie and the state parks outside of Toledo. Thousands of birders from all over the U.S. and the world come to bird the marshes, woods, wetlands, and water of Northern Ohio. There is a massive Warbler and songbird migration taking place and they flock to this little area. I was lucky enough to go last year for about two days and it was amazing. This year I’ll be up there longer and I’ll be camping, so it should be very fun. I can’t wait to finish school and get up there to find some amazing birds. In the meantime I’ll be studying my field guides and planning out where all I’ll be going.