Friday, September 16, 2011

Midwest Birding Symposium I

Made it to Lakeside. I am camping at East Harbor State Park where I am volunteering as a guide. The first bird that I saw in the "area" was a Great Egret. They are as common as Great Blues here, but at home they are hard to find.

Great Egret

Also, there are Great Blues too.

Great Blue Heron

Thursday evening, I went on the Sunset Cruise. The water was a little choppy, but not too bad. Saw a gorgeous sunset.


Perry's Monument on South Bass Island

Even chumming for Gulls off the back of the boat with popcorn.

The chum line

Saw about 15 species of warblers this morning. Started off slow, but picked up and stayed good for at least an hour.

Here is a Palm Warbler hiding from this morning,

Palm Warbler

A closer up view:

Palm Warbler

Also had Philadelphia, Warbling, and Red-eyed Vireos.

Red Eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo hiding

1 comment:

  1. Have Fun! Looks like you all are having a super time already! Sure would have loved to have gone on one of your walks.