Posted on May 13, 2016
Walking in Griggs Park near our home in recent days has been a real treat. We are always debating what is our favorite season but right now we’re thinking it’s spring! The movement of migrating warblers and other birds through central Ohio seems to be in full swing but increasing in leaf cover in the last week is starting to make spotting them at little more difficult.
Much of this year birding has been done on foot. Now with the leaves coming out in force, and our field of view decreasing, it may be time to get the canoe out for a better view as we paddle the shoreline of reservoirs near home.
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Category: birding in central ohio, Central Ohio Nature, Columbus, Griggs Park, Griggs Reservoir, Ohio Nature, photography, Scioto River, Wild flowers Tagged: Baltimore Oriole, Black and White Warbler, Blue, Canon 50D 18-135mm lens, Canon 60D with Sigma 150-500mm, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern-tailed Blue, Fleabane, Mallard Duck, Oxe-eye Daisy, Panasonic FZ200, Prothonotary Warbler, Robin, Scarlet Tanager, Warbling Vireo, Wild Columbine, Yellow Warbler
Posted on April 30, 2016
Recently I decided a paddle on our local reservoir was in order and needing some exercise why not make it a lengthy one covering several miles. When on such an adventure it’s best to stay fairly close to shore because that’s where all the interesting stuff seems to be.
On a quiet morning or afternoon it doesn’t take long for things to appear:
The reservoir has some unique features which are home to one of Ohio’s most beautiful flowers.
Seeing the Columbine always puts the exclamation mark on spring but in recent days walks along the reservoir shore have also been rewording.
A few birds have also posed for photographs, some while in the middle of a meal.
Along residential streets near home spring was in evidence everywhere.
Spring in full bloom, at the peak of it’s celebration, is sometimes a bit overwhelming but that’s probably a good problem to have.
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Category: birding in central ohio, canoeing in central ohio, Central Ohio Nature, Central Ohio Parks, Columbus, Griggs Park, Griggs Reservoir, Kiwanis Riverway Park, photography, Scioto River, Wildflowers Tagged: Baltimore Oriole, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Buckeye, Canon 50D 18-135mm lens, Canon T3i with Sigma 150-500mm, Coopers Hawk, Dogwood, Dryad's Saddle, False Solomon's Seal, Golden Ragwort, Green Heron, Palm Warbler, Panasonic ZS50, Red-eared Slider, Redbud, Spotted Sandpiper, Tree Swallow, White Tail Deer, White-breasted Nuthatch, Wild Columbine
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