Magee Marsh Birding – September

After adopting Leo we couldn’t wait to take him out birding. Labor Day we decided to check out what was going on at Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

The weather was not ideal for birding but we did see a few Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons as well as a lot of gulls struggling to fly around in the wind. It was overcast, windy and surprisingly cool after such a hot summer.

Lake Erie
Lake Erie

Duck hunters were out in the marsh with boats and we spotted some other birders near the boardwalk, so we weren’t the only ones braving the chilly weather.

Leo’s first look at Lake Erie
Lake Erie!!!

No birds up here!
Captain Morgan

We spotted Ken Keffer, the education director for the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and chatted about how exciting the upcoming Midwest Birding Symposium is going to be. A Bald Eagle soared overhead as we talked.

Doesn’t this Great Egret seem a little chilly?
Great Egret

All in all, a fun day outside!

Lily and Leo loved the water more than birding
Leo and Lily

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