Biggest Week in American Birding

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  1. Steve Borgwald

    Steve Borgwald Elite Refuge Member

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    Last week was the Biggest Week in American Birding and birders flocked (sorry) to the Warbler Capital of the World, Magee Marsh, on the shores of Lake Erie.
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    Migrating birds stop at the north end of the marsh in a wooded strip that's no more than 1/2 mile long and 200 yds wide. There, they rest, eat and wait for good weather before crossing Lake Erie.

    Some pics from the week. More to follow.

    American Woodcock

    American Woodcock_Magee Marsh Boardwalk.jpg

    Bay-Breasted Warbler
    Bay-Breasted Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_4.jpg

    Ovenbird
    Ovenbird_Magee Marsh Boardwalk.jpg

    Palm Warbler
    Palm Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_5.jpg

    Parula Warbler
    Parula Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_11.jpg
     
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    Prothonotary Warbler
    Prothonotary Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_2.jpg

    Blackpoll Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk.jpg

    Common Nighthawk
    Common Nighthawk_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_4.jpg

    Veery
    Veery_Magee Marsh Boardwalk.jpg

    Whip-Poor-Will
    Whip-Poor-Will_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_3.jpg
     
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    Blue-Winged Warbler, Point Pelee National Park, Ontario. I also did a little birding on the Canadian side.
    Blue-Winged Warbler_Point Pelee National Park_3.jpg

    Orchard Oriole, Point Pelee
    Orchard Oriole_Point Pelee National Park_3.jpg

    Yellow Warbler, Point Pelee
    Yellow Warbler_Point Pelee National Park_13.jpg
     
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    Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Magee Marsh Boardwalk

    Black-Throated Blue Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_3.jpg

    Black-Throated Green Warbler
    Black-Throated Green Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_9.jpg

    Chestnut-Sided Warbler
    Chestnut-Sided Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk (2).jpg
     
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    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    I've been busy too...

    Canada Warbler...
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    Black-and-White Warbler...
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    Indigo Bunting...
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    Some would call it "motion blur"...I call it artsy...Golden-winged Warbler...
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    American Redstart...
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    Swainson's Warbler...
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    Common Yellowthroat...
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    Chestnut-sided Warbler...
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    Bumped into a few non-birds too...

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    Nice shots!
     
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    They don't compare to yours but I can only hope you have half as much fun chasing and trying to get good photos of warblers as I do.
     
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    Blackburnian Male
    Blackburninan Warbler_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_10.jpg

    Female Blackburnian

    Blackburnian Warbler_Female_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_2.jpg

    Female Cape May Warbler
    Cape May Warbler_Female_Magee Marsh Boardwalk_4.jpg
     
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