Saturday, May 7, 2011
Watching Birdwatchers Watch Birds
Lots of birdwatchers
We have had a busy three days at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio.
Total Bird count: 119; Warbler count: 23
The weather was everything from cool, clear, and sunny to cloudy, cold and rainy. Our mornings were spent on the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge boardwalk. The birding festival was in full swing and the boardwalk was crowded. The bad weather had pulled the birds in and we had some amazing birding days.
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
One afternoon we drove to the Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area on Lake Erie where we saw Black Terns. Another interesting thing we came across was a large Bullfrog eating another frog! The frog being eaten just had his legs showing but he was still kicking.
Hard to see but this is a Bullfrog eating a frog.
The pinkish legs on the right are from the frog being eaten.
We've spent so much time birding I haven't had much time to blog but I'll have more pictures soon.
Warblers seen: Orange-crowned, Nashville, Northern Parula, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Cape May, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Pine, Palm, Bay-breasted, Cerulean, Black-and-white, American Redstart, Proghonotary, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's, and Canada.