Wednesday, May 4, 2011
We continue to be amazed at the wonderful people we have met during our travels and volunteering. Carolyn and Wally were volunteers at Santa Ana when we were there and we have kept in touch with them since leaving the Valley. They sent us an e-mail and invited us to stop by and visit them in Ohio at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge where they are volunteering for a month. So, here we are. We were planning on driving through Ohio, just not this far north. We’re about 2 miles from Lake Erie.
Tomorrow starts the “Biggest Week in American Birding” according to the Ottawa NWR website. It’s suppose to start the peak of migration in Northwest Ohio. The weather forecast for tonight is a low of 34!
In the first couple of hours we were here we’ve already gotten 35 species including Bald Eagle, Mallard, Wood Duck, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Gray Catbird. Warblers so far include Nashville, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, and Palm. We’re meeting Carolyn and Wally for breakfast in the morning then we’ll go birding. Hopefully, it will warm up a little!
Our site. Camp Sabroske. Voted the “birdiest’ camp in Ottawa County” by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.