I'm not a writer but I'm very passionate about nature. Here's some of my thoughts during "The big week".
Mother Nature was troubled or drunk this past weekend. Snow, sun, rain, grey clouds, hail, wind, and cold.
For us birders attending the BIG WEEK at Magee Marsh - it was fantastic. Much of the weekend the wind did not blow in the migrating birds favor.
Because of the cold, snow and rain they stayed low. It was a perfect storm for the bird watchers and photographers. This was the middle/end of the second wave of this mass songbird migration. The 3rd part of May will be the 3rd wave of song birds. In June there will be some song birds migrating but it will be the shorebirds turn.
They like to fly north with the southern winds helping their flight across the lake. So they truly seemed to accumulate at the northernmost marshes and woods, just before the water. They seemed to pile up.
Kathy Murphy is a Member of Western Cuyahoga Audubon, an avid birder, and resident of Cleveland, Ohio.
Make A Donation to Western Cuyahoga Audubon. Your gifts guarantee chapter activities, programs and research continues to reach members and connect birding conservationists around the world. Use our safe and secure PayPal payment button below to make a donation of any amount you choose. All donations are gratefully received.
Publishing news, announcements and reports.
ENTER Bird-of-the-Month Photo Contest November 2021: Wild Turkey
Bird Walk Reports
Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
4310 Bush Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible. The tax ID number is: 34-1522665. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send your check to: Nancy Howell, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Treasurer, 19340 Fowles Rd, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130. © 2020 Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society. All rights reserved.
Digital Services: Betsey O'Hagan