Saturday, September 17, 2011

Midwest Birding Symposium: Saturday Morning

Meadowbrook Marsh
This morning was an awesome morning of two ways about it.  I was birding with legends like Paul Baicich, Greg Miller, Cheryl Harner, other fantastic local birders, and Swarovski reps Clay Taylor and Bruce Webb.  Not only that, I got to try out two Swarovski binoculars which I will blog about later.  Anyway, the warblers just came a'rolllin' in at Meadowbrook Marsh.  We hung out in one corner for about two hours and just enjoyed wave after wave of eastern warblers.  I was lovin' every minute of it!  I even overheard people talking like Meadowbrook may give Magee Marsh a run for its money for quality warbler viewing.

Here are the six life birders I enjoyed:

Bay-breasted Warbler
Canada Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Greg Miller did his presentation this morning also.  He was awesome!  This guy should be on the guest list for every birding event for the next several years...until we wear him out.  He is so down to earth, and funny, and tells his own story very well.  He is also one of the most personable and friendly birders to hang out with here at the Midwest Birding Symposium.  He's also one heck of a great birder.

This afternoon, the plan is to head for East Harbor State Park after Eastern Screech-Owl, Chestnut-sided Warbler, or whatever else we can find.

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