The Biggest Week in American Birding! Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2023 — The Blackburnian Warbler is almost certainly my favorite Warbler, especially when it is in fresh spring plumage as it is when it reaches Magee Marsh on the Erie Shore. It burns like an ember in the trees. They tend to arrive late in Ohio, so I was surprised to find this one my first day at Magee. Turns out the migration is all jumbled up this year, again, so maybe we are looking at a developing new normal. This bird was high in the foliage, above the deck where the observation tower used to stand. These shots, taken with the OM Systems OM-1 and the 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent, were further copped and enlarged using the super-resolution tool in Pixomator Pro. As above in Program with my evolving bird modifications. ISO 200 @ f7.1 @ 1/1000th.

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