Monday, May 15, 2017

Ohio Butterflies

American Lady Butterfly
While I was in the Lake Erie area near Magee Marsh it was cool and most days only warmed up to the low 60's.  Just as I was ready to return home to NJ the predicted temperatures were increasing and there was more sun in the afternoon.  My last day here saw an increase in the number of species and numbers within each species.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper


Ohio Birding ~ Ottawa NWR Wildlife Drive

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Eastern Kingbird



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Boardwalk

Yellow Warbler on nest

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
Olive-sided Flycatcher ~ Life Bird #435
Bald Eagle by nest.  Nests can weigh up to one ton.

Bald Eagle

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Estuary Trail

Scarlet Tanager

Bay-breasted Warbler 

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Screech Owl (#9 of the week)

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Boardwalk

Eastern Whip-poor-will ~ Life bird #434

Magnolia Warbler

Blue-headed Vireo
Whip-poor-will #2

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Boardwalk with Jenny

American Woodcock foraging

And another American Woodcock

Green Heron ~ Jenny's favorite


Can you find the turtle?

Bald Eagle feeding chick

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Nature Center Trail

Prothonotary Warbler

"Mommy, Feed Me" (Carolina Wren chick) 

Purple Martin