Date: 5/3/18 5:46 pm
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Magee Marsh May 2 and 3 even with rainstorm
Incredible two days of warblering at Magree Marsh boardwalk - given the leafless trees, the warblers were in full view and abundant - All the expected warblers, and some unexpected in attendance including:

Too many to count:
-Yellow- rumped
-Black-throated Green
-Northern Parula
-Yellow
-Chestnut-sided
-Palm
Multiple sightings of:
-Cerulean
-Black- and- white
-Black-throated Blue
-Orange-crowned
-Yellow
-Blue-winged
-Bay-breasted
-Magnolia
-American Redstart
-Cape May
-Tennessee
-Blackburnian (one flew into my face)
-Ovenbird
Single sightings:
Worm-eating
Kentucky
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded
Pine
Northern-Waterthrush

I missed the Golden-winged warbler - but there is still tomorrow morning…….

There were at least a dozen Swainsons Thrushes on the beach by the Estuary Trail as if they were waiting for a ride to Canada
Dozens of kinglets
There was a cooperative Lincoln’s sparrow on the boardwalk

I recommend that if you are in the area you spend some time at Howards Marsh - a new Toledo Metropark, several miles west on Rt 2 - it is a magnficiant 1000 acre protected area of marsh with a loop auto route and plenty of boardwalks and viewing access. On Howard Rd, near the Marsh, 22 Avocets were cavorting in a field.

Can you tell it was an inspiring two days and great intro to the migration season.


Barb Partington
Munson Township usually
Geauga County




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