the Nimisila Reservoir, just south of Akron ,Ohio is the place to find Purple Martins.
Our guide, Sandy Brown leads us out into gently slapping waters. The wind was a bit more than we had hoped for, and I suspect it was the last breaths of hurricane Irene. Not enough to stop us, but enough to warrant caution with life jackets snugly in place over our coats.
At least, that is my way of singing it tonight.