Bobolinks

I found Bobolinks tonight at 28 mi rd near wolcott rd… This is a know breeding area for them and other than Wetzel my go to spot for this species… I also got a nice closeup encounter with a yellow Warbler after the rain at Wetzel…

Bobolink

Bobolink

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Ohio and Pointe Mouillee big day

Wayne Hoch and I began yesteday at Magee Marsh at 0630am. Beautiful Weather… We birded there until about 11am. Highlights were Kentucky, Hooded, Cerulean and Golden-winged Warbler. We then did the auto tour at Ottawa Wildlife Refuge. Not much to see on the tour… Water was very high.. Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Common Gallinule were nice. Next we stopped by Metzger Marsh and picked up American Golden Plover, Solitary Sandpiper and Semipalmated Plovers. At Oak Openings preserve we got the usual Summer Tanager, Lark Sparrow and Red-headed Woodpeckers. The park was void of warblers and Vireos so we only spent an hour there. Next to Pointe Mouillee where we looked for the Ruff, a lifer for me, but did not find it. We saw 5 Ibis fly by at dusk and could not see enough detail to make an identification. We also saw the Tricolored Heron. There were a ton of Dunlin in Cell 3. We also had a Pintail duck which was cool to see… A great day of birding with 27 Warbler Species and a total of 137 birds.

American Redstart

American Redstart

Black-throated Blue

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

American Redstart

American Redstart

American Redstart

American Redstart

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Summer Tananger

Summer Tananger

After work spring birding… gotta love the weather

I figured that since I was gonna work in detroit today, I might as well stop off at Lk St. Clair Metropark.. Warblers are still trickling in.. Palm, Yellow-rumped, Yellow, Black-throated Green, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Blackburnian, Magnolia and Northern Parula today. Least Bitterns could be seen and heard in the south marsh and Marsh Wrens were everywhere…. Nicholson Nature Center is slow but a Blue-headed Vireo was a nice find. Jeff Steinmetz and I stopped by Wetzel State Park and found a couple of Clay-colored Sparrows…


 

Clay-colored Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Sora

Sora

Wood Thrush

Wood Thrush