In the winter Golden-crowned Kinglets are scattered across most of the United States. Seriously. This rather serious looking little monarch is found from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Yet it’s still a truly rare treat to see one, since the kinglets are small and spend a great deal of time amongst tree branches. The above Kinglet was photographed at Magee Marsh along Lake Erie in Ohio.
I took a break driving along Lake Erie in mid October. I usually just use the iPhone camera when I’m taking 10 minutes to stretch my legs. But I had a real-life digital camera with me, so why not carry it? And if I’m going to carry it, might as well use it.
A Black and White Warbler in its most natural state – hanging upside on a tree branch searching for insects. This photograph was taken at Headlands Beach State Park on the shores of Lake Erie.