Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Birding at Magee Marsh


Seeing an owl always makes a birding day into a good birding day.
We spent much of Tuesday at Magee Marsh on the shore of Lake Erie.

There were swallows everywhere.

This woodpecker was looking out of his hole.

The woodpecker soon flew away.

A Yellow Warbler: one of many.
Numerous species of warbler migrate through Magee Marsh each May.

A Tennessee warbler.

A family of Killdeer chicks.

A Baltimore Oriole.

 An Eastern Kingbird.

A Magnolia Warbler.

Other birders at the marsh.

 More birders.

All photos © 2022 mae sander


eileeninmd said...


Great post and photos. The birds are all beautiful. I love the cute Killdeer chicks and the screech owl. Magee Marsh is one of my favorite places to see the birds. I went with some birding friends and the boardwalk was crowded with birders and lots of beautiful warblers. Take care, enjoy your day!

My name is Erika. said...

Oh seeing an owl makes an excellent birding day. You saw some great birds and it looks like it was a beautiful day.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Great owl pictures! We have owls around here -- can often hear them at night. And one sometimes roosts in our neighbor's tree. Fun post -- thanks.

Divers and Sundry said...

That's a well-camouflaged owl! You have such variety in your bird population. Cool!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I would love to see an owl. I've never seen one in the wild, though I've often heard them.

The warblers are wonderful, too. I've never seen any of these.

DVArtist said...

What a nice day. Love all the photos. Have another lovely day today.

Sharon Madson said...

Wow! Fabulous bird photos. I also am stopping by to tell you that I can't post comments from my iPad, only from my laptop! Elizabeth's is the exception as for some reason her blog takes my comments from my ipad. At other blogs it gives me an error. Ugh! electronics, one big headache. Anyway, I got your t day comment. Hugs.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime ( said...

Wow! The photos of the owl are amazing. You should enter them into a wildlife competition.

Heather G. said...

Oh wow! Those are gorgeous bird photos! Love that owl. So sweet.

Jeanie said...

These are fabulous, Mae. Don't you love how the owls are so camouflaged in that tree? Terrific photos, all!

Shiju Sugunan said...

So many beautiful birds at Magee Marsh. Wish I could visit. You did really well in photographing them.

italiafinlandia said...

the owl is truly perfectly camouflaged. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Mae,
Wonderful collection of photos. Magee Marsh is a great spot for birding.
I love the owl, so cute. The Killdeer chicks are adorable. Pretty Warblers, Swallow and Oriole. Great sightings. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That first photo doesn't look looks like it's carved into the wood! How amazing! You had sharp eyes to even see it. But you're right, seeing an owl makes for a great day! Love all of the photos!

Harvee said...

You were able to take such good pictures at Magee Marsh. We saw a Baltimore Oriole there that wouldn't stay in one place long enough for a photo.

Adam Jones said...

So many great birds, but I really like that Yellow Warbler.

Linda said...

Delightful! The owl is a master of camouflage. Thanks for sharing.