In spite of the unpredictable weather, my husband and I managed to get in at least four hours of picture-taking at Magee Marsh every day of our three day visit. I took so many pictures of so many birds that it’s taken me almost as many hours to go through them as it did to take them—probably more! On one day alone, I took over 700! Between the two of us, Mel and I captured almost 40 different varieties of birds! What a treat it was to see so many– and so close at hand!
On one of our birding days, Mel and I also spent a few hours at the Trautman Nature Center, which was just a matter of stepping out the door of the lodge where we were staying and taking a short walk to the nearby Nature Center and its beautiful 2 mile boardwalk through the marshes and fields.
Trautman Nature Center didn’t have the swarms of migrating birds like Magee Marsh, but I was really happy with the few things that I did find — Eastern Screech Owls, a Bald Eagle, a Great Egret and a few good shots of a great blue heron.
After Trautman, we grabbed a quick lunch and headed over to
Magee for one last, memorable visit.
Admittedly, there are an inordinate number of pictures here, but it was sooo hard narrowing them down! I tried to stick to just one of each kind– but it sure wasn’t easy! Enjoy!
Note: I’ve done my best to label these birds correctly, but if you find any errors, please let me know. Thanks.
I am a 75 year old retired teacher with an avid interest in hiking and photography. I am not a professional photographer, but spend almost every day exploring the natural world, taking pictures and honing my skills. When I review the pictures I have taken, I love researching information about the things I have found-- and then sharing my results with others. The time I have spent walking in the woods (including 4 months on the Appalachian Trail at 68) has always been somewhat therapeutic. When I added photography to the mix a few years ago, it quadrupled the therapeutic effect! Opening pictures on my computer at the end of the day is like opening presents. There are always surprises! It allows me to see so many details that were not visible to my naked eye! I have learned so many new things about birds and bugs, reptiles and mammals that I never knew before--and I have also found, that when I share with others, I invariably learn something new!
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Sent from Mail for Windows 10 You have some really good pictures and such a wide variety of birds. Who knew there are so many different kinds of warblers. ________________________________
We certainly didn’t!!