Off to Ohio

Wow, Has it been wet in South Florida.  I got out and birded for an hour Saturday, not at all on Sunday and only for and hour or so this morning.  I didn’t get any blog-worthy pictures either but did have fun down at the beach this morning.  There were many Northern Gannetts diving and I’m pretty sure I saw a Phalarope, unfortunately my camera was wrapped up tight due to the waves crashing over the pier!

Tomorrow I’m off to Ohio for 12 days.  I love being able to see close to 30 Warbler species and all 5 Thrushes plus Sparrows ++++  It does put a little damper on my County Big Year but I think that having photographed 180 species in the first four months is pretty good.  I know this week Linda will see many new and exciting things since I’ll be away!

For those Bloggers that I ‘ve been following I’ll be off the grid.  I hope to have some time to post some of my pictures from Ohio but this is a pretty intensive birding trip with some long days in the field and not much time for the computer.

Thank You for following and I promise to hit it hard and heavy when I get back!!

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About sheriffsmith

I have worked for the Broward County Sheriff's Office the last 13 years and spend most of my free time birdwatching / naturewatching and photographing the birds and nature that I encounter. I believe God has blessed us with a world that is so absolutely fascinating and wonderful and I'm doing my best to discover and show others all that he has provided us with in nature.
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5 Responses to Off to Ohio

  1. Safe travels Tom. I hope it’s a fun trip and you come back with lots of good photos. I have seen features about a small island in Lake Erie that is known for its population of birds. Are you headed there? The name of the island escapes me.
    -Paul

    • sheriffsmith says:

      Hi Paul … I’ll be spending most of the time at Magee Marsh and the surrounding hot spots. The Islands you’re thinking of are the Bass Island chain with Kelly Island being one of the bigger ones and yes they do get many of the same migrants. Tom

  2. Happy Ohio Birding, Tom! Looking forward to your captures when you return. 🙂

  3. newbiebird says:

    Have a fun birding trip!

  4. Hello Tom! I know you’re away but when you get back you’ll discover that I nominated you for The Sunshine Award! Here’s a link with all the information: http://mycookinglife.com/2012/05/01/its-gonna-be-a-bright-bright-sunshiny-day/

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