Saturday, August 29, 2015

Shawnee State Park

I'm back!  Looks like it has been awhile since I have done my last blog on here.  Going to try and make a better effort of doing so in the future.
So with that I am going to be doing three blogs from three trips that I took this year.  First up was a short weekend trip to Shawnee State Park in southern Ohio to catch the early warbler migration.  Now this is a trip that I try to do every spring, I went down with two friends of mine.  Our trip was cut short on the last day due to weather so we had to head back early.  But we had some great success with several birds.  Some of the highlights from the trip are below:

Louisiana  Waterthursh - had a lot of fun with this bird.  Got a little wet too with a leaky boot as we were crouched down in a creek for it.

Cerulean Warbler - such a beautiful looking species.  Got some great looks of this guy too.

Prairie Warbler - these guys are always a lot of fun

Yellow-throated Warbler- would have liked to get this guy on something other than just a bare stick but there is always next time.

Northern Parula- this is such a beautiful looking bird.  Hard to believe something this colorful can be seen in Ohio.

As always I am looking forward to a return trip down in southern Ohio in the early spring next year!

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