Tag Archive: Magee Marsh

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


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!

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

Yellow Beauty


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.

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.

Female Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Magee Marsh, Crane Creek, BWIAB, Ohio, Birding

Taken on the  Magee Marsh boardwalk on May 11, 2017

Yellow Warbler –

Seen at Magee Marsh, Ohio on May 11, 2017. Taken with a Canon 7D camera, with Canon EF  100-400 Lens, which I borrowed from Canon.

Magee Marsh, Crane Creek, BWIAB, Ohio, Birding

Magee Marsh, Crane Creek, BWIAB, Ohio, BirdingMagee Marsh, Crane Creek, BWIAB, Ohio, BirdingAs near as I can remember this another “lifer” for me!! I was made aware of it’s presence by a number of birders beside the marsh intently gazing in it’s direction!

Magee Marsh, Crane Creek, BWIAB, Ohio, Birding

I took this photo with a 7D Mark II camera and 100-400 lens I borrowed from the Canon folks at their booth at the entrance to Magee Marsh during BWIAB. I loved the camera and lens, though at my age, not sure I want to carry it around all day! As you may have noticed, the series of photos of my trip to Washington D.C. has finished, as now I will likely be featuring photos of the birds I photographed at the Magee Marsh boardwalk, etc.  The Red-breasted Nuthatch was a lifer for me, meaning in Birdwatcher language, the first time you saw it in your life!

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