Birding insanity, perhaps, but only in the most positive way. A small part of the parking lot at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, this morning. Magee is a 2,000-acre eden for birds on Lake Erie's south shore, not far east of Toledo, Ohio. And come this time of year, it is one of the world's most popular birding destinations.
At times a New York City rush-hour gridlock clogs the trail, but what's amazing is that the cause of the congestion are tiny birds. If someone spots a goodie such as Kentucky Warbler or Connecticut Warbler, forget about it. Total stoppage. But most everyone is exceptionally courteous, and nearly everyone has a memorable and rewarding experience.