Tag Archives: Ohio

Something To Look Forward To

Have you ever been in a rut? You know what I mean, those times when you realize that all you’ve been doing is living life on autopilot, just going through the motions of everyday life. You wake up, go to … Continue reading

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Cannibal Encounter at Creek Bend Farm

Here in northwest Ohio we’re enjoying some very comfortable fall-like weather lately. After spending most of the summer with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, I’m very grateful for this change that makes me want to be outside all the … Continue reading

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Opening My Mind

Don’t you agree that being open-minded is a worthy goal in life? Have you ever had a sudden realization that you aren’t as open-minded as you’d always thought you were? It’s easy to look at other people and judge them … Continue reading

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This is just a quick note to let you know that I’m back home from the Biggest Week in American Birding now, after ten days of pure joy. I have so much to tell you but I need a few … Continue reading

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Full-Frame Warbler Action on the Boardwalk!

I didn’t expect to be posting already on our first day at the Biggest Week in American Birding but we had such an extraordinary experience in only 90 minutes on the Magee Marsh boardwalk this afternoon that I just had … Continue reading

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Birder Bait: A Rarity Lures Me Back to Ohio

I alluded to this at the end of my previous post, but after coming home from a week in Ohio ¬†watching the migration, can you believe that I ended up turning around and going back down for a day trip? … Continue reading

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More photos from Ohio

This is a White-eyed Vireo, partly named for its amazing whitish iris. I had the best unobstructed view of this bird on the Magee Marsh boardwalk yesterday afternoon — it sat only about 7 feet away, just above eye level. … Continue reading

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The Enthusiasm of the Newly Converted

I know I’m not the first person in the history of the planet to be an enthusiastic convert to a new idea or attitude, but it feels weird. Almost disingenuous. Here’s what I mean: Almost eleven years ago when we … Continue reading

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