Skywatch at Marblehead Lighthouse

Friday morning during the Midwest Birding Symposium, we visited one of locations mentioned on the MBS program’s list of local birding hotspots: Marblehead Lighthouse State Park. We arrived before dawn and first watched the sun rise over Lake Erie.

SUNRISE at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

SUNRISE at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

SUNRISE at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

The 9 acre park is home to the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on any of the Great Lakes. Marblehead Lighthouse dates from 1822; the park became Ohio’s 73rd state park in 1998.

Unfortunately the park was not too birdy that morning, although we did see this Red-bellied Woodpecker and got one lifer (Carolina Wren).

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Before we left, I remembered to take a photo of the lighthouse itself. The sunrise at this lovely little park marked the start of another gorgeous day at the Midwest Birding Symposium.

Marblehead Lighthouse

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5 Responses to Skywatch at Marblehead Lighthouse

  1. James says:

    Such spectacular and beautiful pictures.

  2. koala says:

    So dramatic! And the texture of water in the second photo is so great.

  3. Wren says:

    Beautiful sunrise. Worth getting up early to see and appreciate.

  4. Tricia says:

    Absolutely gorgeous shots, especially the 1st one – Very dramatic & colorful!

  5. Lew says:

    That is a magnificent sunrise! I’m surprised that more birds were not active. Our neighborhood birds seem to get busy about 30 minutes after sunrise.

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