Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Even more photos from Magee Marsh and Ottawa NWR, Ohio

We ended our stay in Ohio with 2 lifers: Horned Grebe and Cape May Warbler.

This Red-bellied Woodpecker (hanging upside-down, bottom, center) was having to protect and defend his home from a European Starling (upper left of the photo)

Painted Turtles

Scarlet Tanager

Yellow Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Bald Eagle

The slight 'hump' in the middle of the picture is West Sister Island

West Sister Island is an 82-acre island located in the southwestern basin of Lake Erie, approximately eight miles from Ohio's mainland. It was in this region that Commodore Oliver Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie (September 10, 1813) and sent his famous message to General William Harrison: "We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop."

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, that Scarlet Tanager is fabulous! I love the Magnolia Warbler, too. The yellow with the black stripes are very festive looking!