Nest Building

Earlier this week I stopped at a few places near Lake Erie’s shoreline checking on the bird migration soon to arrive here in Northwest Ohio.  The birds were a little sparse as yet.  A few ducks were in the waters by the road.  A great Blue Heron was basking in the sun near the Ottawa […]

Pied Billed Grebe

The countdown continues for the Biggest Week in American Birding.  My friends from the southern states are posting some interesting images of the migratory birds as they work their way towards us and on into Canada.  12 days and counting!  Magee Marsh and the other birding areas in the Great Black Swamp are already starting […]

Black Swamp Activity

In my recent posts about the birds in Magee Marsh Wildlife preserve, you have seen many images from an area that is part of the Great Black Swamp here in Northwest Ohio. The Black Swamp Conservancy has worked on many projects to highlight this area and the environment surrounding it. The wetlands is part of […]

Blue Winged Teal

My trip to the Marsh last weekend allowed me some time to spend with several species of water fowl located along the drive back to the lake.  Mallards, Northern Shovelers, and Pied Billed Grebes were plentiful.  I was watching from the shelter of my SUV and was able to shoot from there which gave me […]

24 Days and Counting!

24 days and counting until the Biggest Week in American Birding kicks off in Northwest Ohio.  I took a chance last weekend and traveled to Magee Marsh along the coast of Lake Erie to see if any of the migratory birds had arrived.  I wasn’t alone on the Boardwalk but the birds were few and […]

The Biggest Week in American Birding!

We are 30 days away from the Biggest Week in American Birding.  As the Warblers and other birds migrate towards Canada, they stop off for a respite along the coast of Lake Erie before the long flight across the Lake.  This activity can be observed all across the lakefront.  One of My favorite locations is […]

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