Saturday, 4 July 2015

Michigan Bird Photos - inc Kirtland's Warbler!

The final leg of my three-state tour took me up through Michigan. My main reason for heading here was to connect with Kirtland's Warbler, a species I'd studied at University and was very keen to see. There was also the added bonus of getting in on some owl ringing (banding) which wasn't an opportunity I wanted to miss.

Trip report will follow when I get time.

Kirtland's Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Kirtland's Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Magnolia Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Northern Saw-whet Owl © Andy Walker 2015

Black-throated Green Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Black-throated Green Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Part of an impressive Blue Jay passage © Andy Walker 2015

Clay-coloured Sparrow © Andy Walker 2015

Common Nighthawk © Andy Walker 2015

Common Yellowthroat © Andy Walker 2015

Dark-eyed Junco © Andy Walker 2015

Eastern Bluebird © Andy Walker 2015

Eastern Wood-Pewee © Andy Walker 2015

Golden Eagle © Andy Walker 2015

Great Northern Diver © Andy Walker 2015

Hairy Woodpecker © Andy Walker 2015

'American' Long-eared Owl © Andy Walker 2015

Osprey © Andy Walker 2015

Ovenbird © Andy Walker 2015

Philadelphia Vireo © Andy Walker 2015

Pine Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Piping Plover © Andy Walker 2015

Red-breasted Merganser © Andy Walker 2015

Ruby-throated Hummingbird © Andy Walker 2015

Sandhill Cranes © Andy Walker 2015

Sandhill Crane © Andy Walker 2015

Sharp-tailed Grouse © Andy Walker 2015

Sharp-tailed Grouse © Andy Walker 2015 

Trumpeter Swan © Andy Walker 2015

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher © Andy Walker 2015

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker © Andy Walker 2015

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Ohio Bird Photos

Here are a few pictures from my c2 weeks in Ohio for The Biggest Week in American Birding. It wasn't non-stop birding, most mornings I was guiding, sometimes guiding most of the day, then working on the Birding Ecotours stand all afternoon into the evening. We were based at Magee Marsh, on the shore of Lake Eire.

Saw some cracking birds, the highlights being the American Wood Warblers all in their stunning summer plumage. To be part of an impressive spring passage was also great fun. More on The Biggest Week later. For now some photos. Again Trip report will come, eventually!

Acadian Flycatcher © Andy Walker 2015

American Redstart (female) © Andy Walker 2015

American Robin © Andy Walker 2015

Baltimore Oriole © Andy Walker 2015

Bay-breasted Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Black-and-White Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Blackburnian Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Canada Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Cedar Waxwing © Andy Walker 2015

Cerulean Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Chestnut-sided Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Eastern Kingbird © Andy Walker 2015

Eastern Screech-Owl © Andy Walker 2015

Grey Catbird © Andy Walker 2015

Henslow's Sparrow © Andy Walker 2015 (Phone-scoped)

Hooded Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

House Finch © Andy Walker 2015

Lark Sparrow © Andy Walker 2015 (Phone-scoped)

Palm Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Red-breasted Nuthatch © Andy Walker 2015

Red-headed Woodpecker © Andy Walker 2015

Rose-breasted Grosbeak © Andy Walker 2015

Scarlet Tanager © Andy Walker 2015

Veery © Andy Walker 2015

Virginia Rail © Andy Walker 2015

Warbling Vireo © Andy Walker 2015

White-breasted Nuthatch © Andy Walker 2015

Wood Thrush © Andy Walker 2015

Yellow Warbler © Andy Walker 2015

Yellow-throated Vireo © Andy Walker 2015