Birding Royalty

I feel like I met Ohio Birding Royalty today. I met Kim Kaufman, who is the educational director at Black Swamp Bird Observatory.
So what, you say? Well, she’s married to KENN KAUFMAN!
For you non-birders…go to the link and read up. This guy is amazing.
And Kim was lovely…
very gracious as she was ringing up my $80 worth of Black Swamp T shirts and magnets. 🙂

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Big Fun at Magee Marsh (Happy Bird Day!)

This is how much of the Ottawa NWR looks like…wide open expanses of wetland. We drove the auto tour again this year, but it was raining and windy and the egrets were the easiest to see.
Black and White Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

My optics are good for yard birding, but trying to track a fussy warbler in the rain and wind with my digital camera is tough. Many of the warblers were very cooperative, though. This little guy almost landed on my camera.

Tomorrow I will try to do my listing, but it was a good trip overall. I’m hoping to get in a tiny bit of birding tomorrow before we head back.