Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas

The Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium draws thousands of visitors each year to see the lights from the ground. But very few get an aerial view of the millions of lights that are installed for months in preparation.

I photographed the Lights Before Christmas from a helicopter to give a very unique vantage point.

I hope you enjoy the photographs. If you are interested in purchasing prints or digital rights to these images please contact me.

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Biggest Week in American Birding

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The Biggest Week in American Birding is right here in Northwest, Ohio. An estimated 80,000 bird watches flock to the area for 10 days when the migratory songbirds stop near the shores of Lake Erie before continuing north.

Having the chance to see some of the most rare and colorful birds right in my backyard is something I couldn’t pass up. I headed out to Magee Marsh and walked the boardwalk with the rest of the birders to see Yellow Warbles, Screech Owls and may other rare birds.

I also made a stop at the Toledo Zoo to check out their “Keet Retreat where you can feed parakeets for a $1. Also saw some other active animals and birds as well.

I hope you enjoy and I can’t wait for birding in May 2016.

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