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.

Featured Photo: Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica), Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)  EQ: D850, 500mm f/4 Taken: 5-13-2019 at 14:35  Settings: 500mm (35mm eqv), 1/800s, f/4.5, ISO1100, 1/3EV Conditions: overcast

Featured Photo: Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica), Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

EQ: D850, 500mm f/4 Taken: 5-13-2019 at 14:35

Settings: 500mm (35mm eqv), 1/800s, f/4.5, ISO1100, 1/3EV Conditions: overcast

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.

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera): State Forest Service Road 3, SCI (OH)

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera): State Forest Service Road 3, SCI (OH)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus): Delaware Wildlife Area, DEL (OH)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus): Delaware Wildlife Area, DEL (OH)

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana): Delaware Wildlife Area, DEL (OH)

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana): Delaware Wildlife Area, DEL (OH)

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.

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Purple Martin (Progne subis): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Purple Martin (Progne subis): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina): Magee Marsh, LUC (OH)

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