|Birding Escape: Living Bird, Spring 2013|
Just received my spring issue of Living Bird in the mail. My latest Birding Escape column on page 41 is about the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Check Living Bird out on the web or subscribe at: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=1201. Also, check out the Living Bird facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Bird/136517399750495 .
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
|Cerulean Warbler, Dendrooca cerulean; Magee Marsh, Ohio|
When this Cerulean Warbler arrived on the boardwalk at Magee Marsh he caused quite a stir. Hundreds of birders crowded together to get a look at this fellow who had winged his way from northern South America.
Magee Marsh is near the northern end of its breeding range, while here in North Alabama we are at the southern end of the its breeding range. During the summer I often see Cerulean Warblers at my bird feeders where they are most likely gleaning insects.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/250 Second @ f5.6, ISO 800
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
|Blackburnian Warbler, Dendrocia fusca; Magee Marsh, Ohio|
Blackburnians fly north from their wintering grounds in Venezuela, Columbia and Peru to northern Minnesota, Michigan and New York to Maine and southern Canada. They can also be found in the higher elevations of the Appalachian Mountains south to Northern Georgia.
This is one of our most beautiful warblers, and I have waited a long time to get a descent shot.
Both Images: Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/800 @ f6.3, ISO 500, on tripod