Northern Parula – Eye to Eye

Northern Parula is a small warbler less than five inches in length that typically forages in dense foliage of treetops, but during migration it often comes down to lower levels. During The Biggest Week in American Birding at Magee Marsh in Ohio I found several excellent occasions to photograph this colorful species at eye level or below and at close range.

Kirtland’s Warbler – What a Treat!

My most recent 10-day birding trip focused on warbler migration. My first destination was Point Pelee NP where I spent a couple of days followed by eight days at Magee Marsh in Ohio during The Biggest Week in American Birding festival. I had heard many good reports about Magee Marsh. In particular, I’d heard that you frequently get very close looks at the warblers and that photo opportunities were abundant so I decided to check it out for myself this year. I was not disappointed.

Red-necked Grebe Carrying Nesting Material

The Red-necked Grebe is a mid-sized grebe that I can enjoy observing and photographing at this time of year as it can be seen along several areas of Lake Ontario near my home. Many of the Red-necked Grebes have paired up and nest building appears well under way in some cases. In today’s post, I highlight a number of photos I made of one pair that didn’t seem to mind my presence as they swam back and forth slowly just offshore from where I was sitting on some rocks.