After a couple of days in the Shawnee Ohio State Park in southern Ohio we headed north to Magee Marsh along Lake Erie. The day we arrived it was overcast with drizzles off and on all day. The soft light made for great photography plus with the unsettled weather the birds were down low and at times so close that I had to back up to get focus.
I went on a trip in search of Warblers with the Tropical Birding 2019 Warbler Tour through Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan USA. The tour was with Tropical Birding (http://www.tropicalbirding.com): The Warbler Tour in Three States and over Thirty Warblers May 9 - 20, 2019. This post will cover the first part through Kentucky and southern Ohio but first the feature photo is a Cerulean Warbler we found in southern Ohio.
I moved to the Reno NV area about 3 years ago leaving the SF Bay area behind. Whites Creek runs north our home and its source is Mount Rose and runs through Whites Creek Canyon. I also lead bird walks in the area and since Whites Creek is my running area of coarse I lead walks through Canyon. One of the harder birds to photograph is the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
We moved to the Reno area almost 3 years ago and after 4 rounds of landscaping and 100+ trees the birds are starting to show up including this Red-tailed Hawk. During the last snow storm I was able to capture this Hawk while feasting on a Rock Pigeon.
When asked, which is your favorite bird, I usually say the one in my viewfinder. However, when I reviewed my Lightroom catalog, there was one family that rose to the top with the most photo: Raptors. Birds are descendants of dinosaurs and it can be seen in the raptors. In March 2018 we had a late snow and when I found this Bald Eagle in the Washoe Valley I was able to position myself to have the snow covered Carson Range in the background.