2022—Even Better Than Expected

Our week in Magee Marsh went by too quickly. When we arrived, we were surprised and shocked that the wildlife refuge had suffered such devastating damage from a severe wind storm last August. We were afraid that the damage would affect the birds arriving during spring migration. While there seemed to be a difference in the patterns of birds arriving we realized that our previous visits were in May, not April. Even though the migration has not yet hit its peak, we saw dozens of species and were able to photograph many of them. One of our most consistent subjects was the delightful Yellow-Rumped Warbler, a black, yellow, and white bird that we saw and photographed each day of our visit. They seemed a bit less camera shy than some of the other birds we encountered.