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Rufous Hummingbird and Fall Migration – Ohio

Dakota’s Grandparents came to northwest Ohio for a visit and we all decided to spend a perfect weather day up at Magee Marsh. We found a LIFER for both Ohioans Dakota and (me) Jennie! A Rufous Hummingbird has been hanging around the Black Swamp Bird Observatory’s feeders and we all got amazing views!

Rufous Hummingbird (shot through a window)
Rufous Hummingbird

Dakota walking along the boardwalk at Magee Marsh

There was a great mix of birds throughout the day. Black-throated Green Warblers, Blackpolls and many of the confusing fall warblers flitted all around the boardwalk. A couple Swainson’s Thrushes, a very verbal Carolina Wren and a lot of common beauties added to the gorgeous day. A few shorebirds and a close-up of a Green Heron rounded out a wonderful end-of-summer Saturday.

Nymph Boxelder Bugs
Nymph Boxelder Bugs

Beautiful Lake Erie
Lake Erie

Topping off our perfect day was a visit with our birding sister Kim Kaufman at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and birthday present shopping at the awesome gift shop! Oh – and of course that Rufous Hummingbird!

Happy Fall Birding!

1 Comment

  1. September 18, 2012    

    It was a beautiful weekend for being outside. Here in Michigan we are still seeing some hummingbirds come to the hummingbird feeders as well.

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