RSS

Tag Archives: ohio

Goodbye Ohio

It was an exciting couple weeks here in Ohio but alas I must fly home tomorrow afternoon. I bid thee farewell Magee Marsh.

Magee Marsh
Magee Marsh

But before I leave I must present the photos I took last weekend. I ask that if you are under the age of 18 you don’t go any further than this as some of the following photos may offend.

Eastern Fox Squirrel
Eastern Fox Squirrel

Eastern Fox Squirrel
Eastern Fox Squirrel

Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo
Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo
Warbling Vireo

Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

Purple Martin
Purple Martin

House Wren
House Wren

Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Gray-cheeked Thrush
Gray-cheeked Thrush

Herring Gull
Herring Gull

Eastern Screech-Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

 

Posted by on June 1, 2009 in Photography Adventures

1 Comment

Tags: , ,

Bobolinks and more…

Went out this morning (between heavy thunderstorms) to Chagrin River Park with local birder, Bob Herp. Lots of Bobolinks in full alt. plumage, beautiful male Indigo Buntings, a couple American Redstarts and many Red-eyed Vireos and Yellow Warblers singing their little hearts away. Despite the overcast weather, albeit hot and muggy, I was still able to get some decent photos of the Bobolinks and in flight as well. Bob also pointed out a Downy Woodpecker that had a nest in one of the trees.

Bobolink
Bobolink

Bobolink
Bobolink

Bobolink
Bobolink

Bobolink
Bobolink

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

 

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Photography Adventures

1 Comment

Tags: , , , ,

Ohio – Memorial Day Weekend

I spent all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Magee Marsh/Crane Creek near Toledo, OH. Although the weather was absolutely gorgeous – mid 70’s, partly cloudy skies and a steady 15-20mph wind from the north – it was not conducive for bringing in gobs of migrants. In fact, we pretty much saw the same birds over and over again all weekend and limited numbers of those birds at that. It did allow me to work on better photos of some of the species present. Despite the disappointing diversity and quantity I still managed to come away with 8 new photo birds – unfortunately, Connecticut Warbler not being one of them.

I spent early morning Monday at Oak Openings Metropolitan Park just west of Toledo. I didn’t find the Cerulean Warbler (which was the primary objective) but I got photos of Blue-winged Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting and Summer Tanager…and if I ever keep track of an “Ohio” state-list I recorded Lark Sparrow and Blue Grosbeak as well. Mid-day I headed back to Magee Marsh and was disappointed that it was yet another “boring” day there….but relieved to hear no one had seen a Connecticut Warbler in my absence!

Other than birds I also got some cute photos of two Raccoons playfully posing in the hole of a tree trunk and a Garter snake cruising along a fallen tree. I’m still trying to get some Muskrat photos but they run away every time I get close to them.

Raccoon
Raccoon

Garter Snake
Garter Snake

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Blue-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler

Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler

Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo
Warbling Vireo

Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan

Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow’s Copulating

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird

 

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Photography Adventures

1 Comment

Tags: , , , , ,

Eastern U.S. Backyard Birds

Spent the morning at North Chagrin Nature Center near Willoughby Hills, OH. Although my intention for going there was to locate and photograph the 3-5 Common Redpolls that were recently reported there, I never did find them. I did get a lot better photos of some of the more “common” backyard birds for our friends in the Eastern United States so the effort wasn’t completely in vain.

I scored, what I consider A+, photos of Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse and Downy Woodpecker among many others. See for yourself!

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

 

Posted by on January 12, 2009 in Photography Adventures

3 Comments

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gullday Sunday

I recorded a total of 9 species of Gull today at E 72nd St. in Cleveland.

Species: Herring, Ring-billed, Bonaparte’s, Thayer’s, Iceland, Glaucous, Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed Gull and a single Black-legged Kittiwake.

Weather conditions: 23F, Snow, heavy at times, Wind SSW 15mph.

Photos:

Glaucous Gull
Glaucous Gull

Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull

Great Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

Bonaparte's Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull

Thayer's Gull
Thayer’s Gull

 

Posted by on January 11, 2009 in Photography Adventures

Leave a comment

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline