Spent the afternoon and evening yesterday exploring the birder's paradise that is Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio. My favorite part was the 7- or 8-mile drive through the part of the refuge that isn't usually open to the public. They open the dike roads through the wetlands on select weekends so you can get up close and personal with the birds from your vehicle.
It was like a drive-through aviary! There were so many birds every which way I looked I didn't know where to look first! I was stopping every few yards to watch the action. Thankfully, there weren't too many other vehicles and there was space to pull over to let cars pass, so I had the time to stop and crawl and really enjoy it. The following pictures were all taken from the car.