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.
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