Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Warblers: Yellow, Wilson, Chestnut-sided, Blackpolls

Warbler time is winding down. The Yellow Warblers  replaced the Yellow-rumped Warbler as the most frequently sited warbler in the neighborhood. They are beautiful warblers with red stripes on its breast that nest in Southern Minnesota. We also saw a few Wilson Warblers, Chestnut-sided and  Blackpolls. A slow spring was good for the birders. Warblers are insect eaters hence their movement in the trees as the insect pollinate the catkins. Then the Female Redstarts were the predominate bird. Today we had a flock of Cedar Waxwings.

                                                                Yellow Warbler with red streaking


           Wilson Warbler 
           with a black cap


Chestnut-sided Warbler with a yellow cap

           Blackpoll Warbler 
             with a black cap


         with black mask

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the photos. Would you say the blackpoll is a bit similar to the chickadee in color pattern ?