The botanical garden’s parking lot was full; a gaggle of teenagers jumped from a limo to pose for quinceanera photos, and a herd of millennials wandered around staring at phones as part of a scavenger hunt. Not the day to relax and enjoy the gardens. So we decided to try something different and ventured out to Oak Openings Metropark (Swanton, Ohio).
I believe in serendipity. Without the crowd, I wouldn’t have been in the Windows on Wildlife when this little bird appeared.
A black and warbler. My first.
I could barely contain myself when I saw this beautiful girl. And I was even more excited when I was able to take a few decent shots of her at the water’s edge and then taking a full bath. A happy chance.