Editor’s Note: Ahh, the sound of nature in May. I’m currently walking the boardwalk along Magee Marsh and exploring woodlots and grasslands for birds in the surrounding environs. More to report when I get back. But for now, I want to leave you with this video of the “Magee Marsh experience.” I shot this video in May of 2011, and you can guarantee it’s the same lovely experience today: birds and birders, enjoying spring.
The woodlands surrounding the boardwalk at Magee Marsh on the western Lake Erie coast (Northwest Ohio) are full of songbirds this time of year. During my 2011 visit, I saw Blackburnian, Black-throated Green, Yellow-rumped, Cape May, Yellow, Prothonotary, Magnolia, and Northern Parula warblers, as well as American Redstarts, Woodcocks and Robins, Veery, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Tree Swallows, and much more. An unexpected Blue Grosbeak showed up on the beach across the parking lot.
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