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.


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

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

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

  3. Great name for the camera.