Sunday, May 27, 2018
Prothonotary Warbler and King Rail - 27 May 2018
Robin and I took one last trip to Magee Marsh before the roads close on June 1st. Today brought clear skies, high temps (upper 80's) and humidity. Still, we had a wonderful walk on the boardwalk and enjoyed some great birds one last time before having to say goodbye until next year.
I managed to capture a honeybee in flight!
I was very impressed with a young 10-year old lady who pointed out Yellow Warbler and Wilson's Warbler flying by without binoculars. And she was right! Wow.
We returned to the car and decided to make a quick trip through the Wildlife Drive at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. No sooner did we pass the gate that we spotted Jaimie Cunningham in the road. She had a King Rail in the ditch next to the road. Sure enough, the loud "TICK-TICK-TICK" of the King Rail could be heard from inside the car. I joined her for a few minutes and managed to get a few pics through the brush before it disappeared farther back into the grass. Thanks, Jaime!