Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Candid Shots from the Midwest Birding Symposium

Kathleen Cameron is one of my birding friends from Idaho and she was at the Midwest Birding Symposium too.  She has allowed me to share some of her candid photos as I didn't bring my good camera.  She also organizes birding/eco tours to Costa Rica and I feature her in my side bar, so check it out!

Alvaro Jaramillo on identifying birds like a pro!
Bald Eagle, part of the Back to the Wild exhibit
"#%$!@ Who invited those *@#!$% bloggers!!!"
- Bill Thompson III - Gracious Host of the Midwest Birding Symposium
Dr. David Bird apparently talking about a newly discovered species in Ohio.
Bill Thompson III on the left side.  Do you think he had enough ribbons?!
Julie Zickefoose
Kenn & Kim Kaufman on the jumbo-tron
"A blogger said what about me?" - BT3
MBS shirts!
Peregrine Falcon - part of the Back to the Wild exhibit
Great Blue Heron at Magee Marsh
Ring-billed Gulls photographed during the Sunset Cruise
The north coast of Ohio has wonderful vistas and bird habitat.
Sherrie Duris - one of the excellent local guides
Birders on the famed Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Ring-billed Gull at Sunset
Ring-billed Gull vacating its bowels in flight.  Pooh shots are awesome!
another Ring-billed Gull at Sunset
This photo was taken by me with my point-n-shoot - Sunrise at Magee Marsh
Before it was light enough to explore the Magee Marsh Boardwalk, we spent some time on the shore of Lake Erie looking at Bald Eagles, Gulls, and Cormorants
Sanderlings - if you want to see great pictures of these birds visit Kelly Riccetti's Red and the Peanut.  Rob Ripma also has similar close-ups at NuttyBirder.
Donald the Birder and Kelly Riccetti who were my witnesses to my 400th Life Bird, the Chestnut-sided Warbler.


  1. Great photo journal Robert with some fabulous images! Great meeting you and let's keep in touch!

  2. Congrats on your 400th Lifer.
    A very enjoyable post!

  3. ...congrats again on your bird--#400! (also...glad I'm not the only one with an infamous pooh shot!).

  4. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! What cool birds and birders you met! Jealous! Jealous! Jealous! (but so happy for you!) Perhaps the next time around I will finally get to be there! Gorgeous shots of the sunset and nice captures of the gulls in flight.