Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Biggest Week in Birding!


Magnolia Warbler
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
I'm headed to Ohio's the Biggest Week In Birding today--well, getting as far as Chicago. Tomorrow I'll make it (FINALLY!!) to the Magee Marsh, where I've never been before, and will spend 5 days taking photos of birds. I don't care if it rains--those conditions are often amazing for warbler-watching. I'll have to figure out how to protect my camera, but if I don't get good photos, I'll be a blue-nosed gopher.

My camera, by the way, is named Annie, after Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher. I named her this because she's helping me to show the world how I perceive it.

3 comments :

  1. I've always wanted to visit Magee Marsh. Can't wait to hear about what you see.

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  2. I'm visualizing Annie contending with the rain and saying "WAAATTER...WAAATTER..."

    We'd settle for a blue-eyed gopher shot.

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  3. Great name for the camera.

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