Friday, May 12, 2017

An Hour at The Biggest Week - 07 May 2017


A quick run down to Magee Marsh on Sunday morning turned into a cold, windy, slow morning. I made a quick walk on the Boardwalk after spending a few minutes in the parking lot photographing a pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and a Baltimore Oriole. A Blue-winged Warbler brought a crowd to the west entrance of the boardwalk and quickly made the place a bit overwhelming. Leafout was well underway and that made birds like Black-throated Blue Warblers and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers difficult  to photograph. A few-too-many tripods on the boardwalk didn't help, either.

Yellow Warblers were loud and proud this morning. I managed a few pics of one bird overhead, but otherwise was staring into the sun as I walked east on the boardwalk. A Northern Waterthrush was a nice find, but too far away to photograph.

The winds were strong this morning. The drive into the marsh revealed water up to the road on either side of the causeway. However, the pond and canals next to the boardwalk were practically dried up. I can only assume that the water was pushed out.  On the way out a pair of Snowy Egrets were worth stopping for.


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