Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler: Magee Marsh Boardwalk, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2022 — I started the day, my forth at the Biggest Week in American Birding, with two goals. One was to find and photograph a Canada Warbler…something that has eluded me in the 12 years I have been coming to the Biggest Week, and the second was to find a cooperative Blackburnian Warbler in good light and close enough for a decent photo, something that had so far eluded me on this trip. The Blackburnian is always fun to photograph. I found my Canada Warbler near the Metzer Marsh parking lot at my first stop of the morning. Not a great shot, and a female, but you will probably see it if I don’t get a better one. The Blackburnian on the other hand had to wait for the end of the day, when the sun was getting low and the light was warm, on “one last” turn around the boardwalk. It was not as close I would have liked, but there are few other places in the world, other than Magee Marsh in May, where you can decide to find a Blackburnian Warbler photo and have at least a reasonable chance of coming home happy. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed (and enlarged from a crop) in Pixomator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/640th.

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