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 have seen a Chestnut-sided Warbler in Monterey CA but that bird was in basic plumage not like this one in full breeding plumage.
On the way to Magee Marsh we did one last tour around Shawnee State Park where we found Kingbirds and a Blue-winged Warbler. We made a stop at Delaware Wildlife Area, which was about half way to the Marsh where we found Sora, Swallows, Swamp Sparrows, and a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
We made it to Magee Marsh on May 13 and I saw 23 Warblers with about half being life birds. I also saw Tanagers, Bald Eagles, Purple Martin, and a few Sparrows.
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