Wednesday 28 May 2014

Michigan 15th May 2014

Today we started heading North into Michigan State. Along the way we stopped off at Waterloo State Recreational Area which is West of Detroit. We managed to pick a few quality species here that we hadn't seen in the first three days at Magee Marsh. These included Cerulean Warbler (stuck right up in the canopy of some huge trees), Hooded Warblers, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo and heard-only Wood Thrush. At another rest stop further North we came across a singing Pine Warbler. Overnighted in the small town of Grayling. A few pics of a Black-billed Cuckoo that showed quite well at Magee from a few days ago also.

Female Cerulean Warbler

Male Cerulean Warbler

Male Cerulean Warbler

Yellow-throated Vireo

Male Hooded Warbler

Male Hooded Warbler

Male Pine Warbler
Gourmet dining in The Ole Barn, Grayling. Not sure what the whole thing with the metal dog bowl was about?! 

Apple Pie Milkshake anyone?

Black-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo

Monday 26 May 2014

Non Warblers Ohio 14th May 2014

Tree Swallow struggling bring a feather into its nest box.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Baltimore Oriole nest building.

Tree Swallow

Short-billed Dowitcher with a single "Black-bellied" Plover.

Warbling Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo, only one of the trip.

American Woodcock

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Bald Eagle on nest which was within the car park at Magee.

Canada Goose

Second-calendar Trumpeter Swan

Adult Trumpeter Swan

Black-capped Chickadee

Chipping Sparrow

Pair of Downy Woodpeckers

Female Downy Woodpecker

Male American Goldfinch

Brown-headed Cowbird

Tufted Titmouse

Blue Jay

Male Downy Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

Male Indigo Bunting

Male Indigo Bunting

Eastern Phoebe
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow

Sora Rail

Lesser Yellowlegs

Sunday 25 May 2014

Ohio Warblers 14th May 2014

Another selection of warblers from a morning spent at Magee Marsh. We later visited Pearson Metropark where the warblers were that more distant.

Male Blackpoll Warbler

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, the only one I saw during the trip.

Male Canada Warbler

Female Prothonotary Warbler

Male Prothonotary Warbler

Male Palm Warbler

Male Bay-breasted Warbler

Male Bay-breasted Warbler

Male Tennessee Warbler, fairly scarce during the trip.