Monday, May 2, 2022

It's May and I'm Back!!

Just a couple of Bald Eagles hanging around...
Well kids, it's May at last and spring has sorta sprung around here...sorta. At least the warbly buddies are coming back! This was my first day visiting the world famous Magee Marsh before the Biggest Week in American Birding starts. Hard to believe, but they asked me to lead a couple of beginner bird walks...I hope they survive!
Last August there was a terrible storm that blew through the area. It's shocking how many of the large trees in the area were downed and how much of the boardwalk destroyed. Repairs have been made and most of the boardwalk is once again open. A section in the center has been closed because a pair a bald eagles built a nest in the middle. When I was there there was no sign of them...we shall see what the weeks hold in store.
Enough jibber jabber, on with the photos!!  
Oh looky there! A lil beebee eaglet chowing down!
My favorite warbly! A Black-and-white and he posed properly for me!Huh! So that's what the other end looks like!
Attack of the killer Black-throated Green Warbly!!! Duck!!!
A beauty of a Blackburnian Warbly!
Another warbly out to get me! It was a rough day at the marsh...
This is the closest I've ever been to a Blanding's Turtle!
Gotta love those little Blue-gray Gnatcatchers! I had nary a gnat bother thanks to him!
Bull...frog...Who's the cutest little Golden-crowned Kinglet?
I can't believe it sat still that long!One of these days I'm going to get a tattoo of a Gray Catbird. Next to the warblies, one of my favorites!
A Great Egret looking great as usual...
A Midland Painted Turtle looking turtly... A Palm Warbly in search of the infamous palm that they never find...
Ooooo! A Pine Warbly! This is the first time I saw one and actually figured out what it was right away! And he was kind enough to pose properly for me too!
Dinosaurs!!! Oh, wait...nope...just a giant Snapping Turtle...
Swainson's Thrushes were bountiful along the edges of the boardwalk.
This Tree Swallow was checking out a possible new home location after all of the old trees were knocked down last summer.And what day on the boardwalk would be complete without a "butterbutt!"
Gotta love those Yellow-rumped Warblies!
Stay tuned! We're back in business with more warblies for your enjoyment!

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