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 129: The Biggest Week in American Birding

DSC02955I got up at five this morning and made the four hour drive to the Lake Erie coast for a birding event called the Biggest Week in American Birding. Every May  for about ten days briders from all over the U.S., Canada and the world gather in Northern Ohio to go birding. The migration along this little strip of Lake Erie’s coast is huge and the birding is amazing. Thousands and thousands of birds and thousands of birders meet here. I’ll be here for about three days to do some great birding.

Blackpoll Warbler shot at Magee Marsh


Chandler Day 121: Black-Throated Greens, Magnolias, and Nashvilles

DSC02719All those names in the title are warbler species. I got finally get out today an go birding at the 100 Acres in Indy. It was a great little bit of birding. I got some good species and it was nice to be birding again. It was good practice for my upcoming trip too.  I missed it. It had been a while, so it was great to hear the warblers, orioles, wrens and sparrows calling and singing. I love the challenge of finding them, trying to identify them and even get a few shots of them it I’m lucky. I love it.