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Crane Creek, Ohio

It’s been a heck of a weekend and I haven’t had time to post any updates until now. Due to air traffic delays into Chicago O’Hare airport, I didn’t get to my hotel near Crane Creek until 3AM EST on Friday. I woke up around 6AM (only getting about 3 hours of sleep) and headed out to Crane Creek. It was pretty stormy all day, with a couple of downpours lasting in excess of 45 minutes. I just threw a tarp over myself and my camera equipment and hoped it wouldn’t last too long!

Despite Sunday being beautiful and sunny, Saturday was MUCH more productive. But, over the course of the weekend I still got 18 new photo birds:

  • American Woodcock
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Blue-winged Warbler
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Common Grackle
  • Gray Catbird
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Louisiana Waterthrush
  • Ovenbird
  • Palm Warbler
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Veery
  • Wood Thrush
  • Yellow-throated Vireo

  • I’m going to be in Cleveland for the week but I hope to get some other photography in during the morning hours this week until I get back out to Crane Creek on Saturday. In the meantime, here are some of my highlight shots from the weekend:

    Prothonotary Warbler

    Hooded Warbler

    House Wren

    Louisiana Waterthrush

    Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

    Swainson's Thrush


    Wood Thrush


    Palm Warbler

    Yellow-rumped Warbler

    Black-throated Green Warbler

    Blue-headed Vireo



    Posted by on May 5, 2008 in Photography Adventures


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    Ballona Creek

    I headed out to Ballona this afternoon to see what spring migration has brought to the beach. Nothing new but the Terns were out and about dancing and trying to steal each other’s food.

    Caspian Tern

    Caspian and Elegant Terns

    Sanderling’s were in quite large numbers as they’re working their way north toward Alaska and they are starting to show a lot more of their breeding plumage now.


    The rest of the images are available here.


    Posted by on April 21, 2008 in Photography Adventures

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