Daily Archives: May 21, 2023

Biggest Week in American Birding! Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2023 — Not a warbler, but a Warbling Vireo. There are always lots of Warbling Vireos at Magee during the Biggest Week in American Birding…but nothing like this year. It seem as if every other bird you saw as a Warbling Vireo. And they were close and cooperative for the most part. Certainly on my first days there, if not for the Warbling Vireos, I might have been disappointed. OM Systems OM-1 with the 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird modifications. Processed Pixomator Pro. ISO 250 @ f6.3 @ 1/640th, -.3EV.

India! Green Bee-eaters

Green Bee-eaters: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — Besides our glimpses of Hoopoe, there were many other birds around the canteen at the end of the access road in Keoladeo. This pair of Green Bee-eaters were busy hunting the open area around the trees and picnic tables. Endless entertainment! And, of course, bee-eaters are among my favorite birds, whenever I am anywhere they are. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 250 @ f4 @ 1/500th.