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I spent at least 8 hours in two days birding on this boardwalk: Magee Marsh-Ottawa County, Ohio, USA. Today “The “Biggest Week in America Birding” happens here. This is called the Warbler Capital of the World!

Blackburnian Warbler

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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!

Yellow Beauty

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Yellow Warbler, seen on the Magee Marsh Boardwalk, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the “Biggest Week in American Birding!”  It truly was Warbler Heaven during this time. This is one of my best photos during that visit!  Using a Canon EOS 7D with a EF 70-300mm lens at: 300 mm; ISO 2500; f 25; 1/500 sec exposure.

Magee Marsh-Best Photo

With flitting warblers, and migration peak over, I was glad to get at least one good photo of this prothonotary warbler. The Audubon Field guide states this interesting fact: The name “Prothonotary” originally referred to a group of official scribes in the Catholic Church who wore bright yellow hoods, as this bird appears to do.

Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler