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Six hours of patient observation produces unique view of a skulking warbler

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia), Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Lucas County, Ohio, May 18, 2013, 10:58 a.m., by Mark Preston
Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia), Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Lucas County, Ohio, May 18, 2013, 10:58 a.m., by Mark Preston

This spring at the famed boardwalk at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in northwestern Ohio, Mark Preston took more than 4,000 photos.

BirdWatching reader Mark Preston
BirdWatching reader Mark Preston

Preston lives in Columbus, Ohio, and is the operations manager for a small company that specializes in activated carbon for clean air and water applications. Every spring since 2006, he has visited Magee Marsh to photograph warblers and other songbirds. He often picks up BirdWatching from the newsstand and says he especially enjoys David Sibley’s column “ID Toolkit.”

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