Tag Archive: Birding


The First Look

Glasses off, and Binoculars on!

Birder at Magee Marsh

Lifer

After eluding me last Saturday, this species of bird was again heard yesterday, and I was able to get a glimpse of it, and get a photo, as well! It is a Field Sparrow. Lifer for Birders means it is the first time in your life that you have seen this bird, and identified it!

A young Amish birder who I took birding the other evening with his Father, and my Cousin’s husband and son! It was a pleasant evening, giving hope that Spring is on the way. Another sign of Spring is the yearly migration of waterfowl, which is what we were birding for.

4 am cleaning off the car; bkfst with friends, and then picking up some of my boss’s family, and birding. Obviously we could set up the scope on the road, since it was flooded and nobody was going on past this point. Saw many birds, but only one new bird! It always felt good to get back in to the car, to travel to the next site.

Belated Happy Birthday

I thought I would sneak this Belated Happy Birthday wish to my Son, Dustin, since this month is almost done. This is him in action on a day we went birding in North Central Ohio.

My son, Dustin looking through the scope at these Dunlins at Metzger Marsh in North Central Ohio! There were over 150 in this group (not all in photograph due to cropping).

Palm Warbler

I was privileged to see a Palm Wrbler in Ohio, at Magee Marsh, and then four days later, I also saw this bird in Medina, New York, at the Ringneck Marsh, Iroquois Wildlife Nature Preserve.

Birders

Checking the waterfowl migration, produced 27 species for one of the birders in our group. I wasn’t pleased with the photos with my Canon 7D with a 70-300 mm lens with a 2x extender. I decided to post photos of birders, instead.

Black-rumped Flameback

Shot with the Nikon P1000, I had loaned for the day. This was at 135 mm for not exhausting the 4.3 to 539 mm megazoom lens.