Tag Archive: Birding

Vermilion Flycatcher


What a nice surprise to see this beautiful bird at Choke Canyon in Texas!



This colorful bird posed for me, and then the mate flew by and lured the bird into the air! This was at Crescent Bend Nature Park in Schertz, Texas, near San Antonio.  I have been on a two week business/pleasure trip in Texas, so my blogging has taken a back seat! Hopefully soon, more posts will appear! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Barn Owl and Roseate Spoonbill

After not being successful in seeing the Roseate Spoonbill in Holmes County, I was fortunate to get photos of the one in Wayne County. I had some taxi customers that were hoping to see the bird. And we were very successful.  A birder friend wanted to know the whereabouts of barn owls in Holmes County, so I did some research and actually found a male that posed nicely for me. I also had some nice conversation in the landowners living room!

I set out for Force Rd. at the Killbuck Creek Wildlife Area in Wayne County, Ohio, to see if I could locate the King Rail, which had eluded me during at least 3 other visits! This time I was rewarded with a sighting of the birds, as well as the bonus of the other animals! Disclaimer:  Some experts verified that these birds were the Common Gallinule bird! So it goes! Maybe next time!


Common Gallinule



Eastern Phoebe



White-tailed Deer






Common Gallinule – Some are likely young chicks



Blackburnian Warbler


One of the many warblers seen on the boardwalk at Magee Marsh (Crane Creek) during the “Biggest Week in American Birding-2018 !”  This is NW Ohio, the Warbler capital of the world!

Sorry, the bird photos have to wait!

Birders enjoying Magee Marsh during the Biggest Week in Birding in Northwest Ohio, the Warbler Capital of the World.

Magee Marsh, Crane Creek, BWIAB, Ohio, Birding

Digging into my archives for a photo, and thought this might be appropriate! In case you are wondering, Spring will come! The photo was taken on the Magee Marsh boardwalk!

A Snowy Owl Strays South

Sighted in Holmes County, OH!!  The photo was taken at ISO 640; 1/500 and f 13.  I used my Canon EOS 7D, with a EF 70-300, 1.4-5.6 Canon Zoom lens .


Bald Eagle, our National Bird

Magee Marsh, Crane Creek, BWIAB, Ohio, Birding

It is the only eagle unique to North America!  This photo was taken at Magee Marsh, Ohio.


Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Birders