Stephen Ingraham made an appearance, and was taking videos of the boardwalk and the birding experience happening at the time. We chatted for a few minutes before Anna and I headed back toward the parking lot and a return to the boardwalk from the west entrance (she and Cory had a Worm-eating Warbler there, and it was a target bird of mine). Along the way we stopped to take a quick photo of the most famous American Woodcock in all of Ohio - this little lady was incubating eggs right in the parking lot for hundreds to see and photograph. Just one day later she would be presenting 4 new chicks to the entire Biggest Week crowd!
|Me photographing Charles Owens photographing |
Kayleen King Perez photographing...
|Anna and Cory|
We moved on along the boardwalk near the big loop, and found a singing White-eyed Vireo working the thickets about 100' back. It came out long enough for long-distance photo. Someone then yelled out 'Worm-eating Warbler' directly in front of us. So we scanned the ground for the next five minutes trying to find the warbler before a nonchalant Ovenbird walked out from under a large log. False alarm!
By now things had slowed to enough of a crawl that we started thinking about lunch. So Anna, Cory and I headed back to the cars and drove over to Blackberry Corner for some lunch. On the way out I had to stop to grab one last photo of a soaring Red-tailed Hawk.
Thank you Anna and Cory for a great morning of birding!