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.

Featured Photo: Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea), SF Rd 2 to Pond Lick Rd, SCI (OH)  EQ: D850, 500mm f/4 Taken: 5-11-2019 at 11:15  Settings: 500mm (35mm eqv), 1/1000s, f/5, ISO400, 1/3EV Conditions: sunny under canopy

Featured Photo: Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea), SF Rd 2 to Pond Lick Rd, SCI (OH)

EQ: D850, 500mm f/4 Taken: 5-11-2019 at 11:15

Settings: 500mm (35mm eqv), 1/1000s, f/5, ISO400, 1/3EV Conditions: sunny under canopy

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)

Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)

Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)

Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa)

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

We found Pine, Prairie, Kentucky, Swainson plus a number of life birds during the first couple of days on the tour. One night, at the Shawnee Lodge, we found an American Woodcock. It was impossible to photograph until a flash of light hit the bird and I was able to capture the bird. Our guide had a flashlight but I didn’t realize it was him that lite up the night. The image turned out well considering I used an ISO 25600 and a low shutter speed of 1/125s and f/4.0.

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

Tropical Tours 2019 Warbler Tour Group of 7

Tropical Tours 2019 Warbler Tour Group of 7

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