Daily Archives: May 6, 2024

The Biggest Week in American Birding, Day 1 Warblers

Northern Waterthrush, Palm Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2024 — There were way more people at Magee Marsh today than there were warblers. It happens. Still not a bad haul for my first day, 2024, at the Marsh. I saw one more species that I did not get a good photo of…a Common Yellowthroat, and I was only there for a few hours, in the morning when it was somewhat cloudy and dark. Other warblers were undoubtedly seen, especially as evening came on, but after getting up at 2:30 AM to catch my airplane, I was done by early afternoon. I also saw three snakes and maybe a dozen other passerine species. OM System OM-1Mkii with M.Zuiko 100-400IS zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom bird modifications. Processed in Photomator.