Birders from behind, pointing at sand. Exciting, eh?
Here's a view of the sand dunes and the woodland in the background.
I thought I would post a few more photos, not the highest quality, but at least I saw a few birds, right?, and that is the point of all this you know. Get out there and SEE, enjoy and experience nature and all it has to offer us.
A new theme! "Black-capped Chickadees from Below."
This Eastern Towhee did not want to cooperate. We followed him hoping he would walk into an opening, he just laughed at us silly humans.
Oak Openings Preserve is a very unusual place in northwestern Ohio. Located near Toledo and not too far from Lake Erie, it has a very varied habitat. I'll bet you guessed that it had Oak savannas and woodlands which are full of many species of woodland birds such as Red-headed Woodpeckers and Scarlet Tanagers.
Field Sparrows are another one of those birds that taunt you from afar. This is blown up A WHOLE LOT!
I cheated on this Pine Siskin. I shot through a one way window behind the nature center. Shhhh!
We were lucky enough to catch this Red-breasted Nuthatch taking a bath. He must have forgotten on Saturday night.
This Scarlet Tanager wasn't there this weekend. I just like this photo and REALLY want the warm weather he brings along!The Nature Conservancy lists Oak Openings among the 200 "Last Great Places on Earth."
And I'm lucky enough to live so close.