Monday, May 5, 2014

The WARBLERS are Here!!! Today is the day!

Such a beautiful sunny day, plus the Warblers arriving early made it a super day. Our peak birding day is usually May 15th, International Migration Day and that is 10 days off. Brian Plath has been peaking our interest by posting his Warbler photos on Facebook. Today the best bird was the Parula but the Nashville Warbler is a subtle beauty. The Common Yellow-throat is a favorite and Yellow Warblers are delightful. Do I sound like I like Warblers? The Best Birding to me is seeing Warblers in Spring Migration.

Yellow Warblers have red stripes on their breast.

Common Yellow-throat has a black mask with white outline.

 Sorry about this photo, the only one of this species, we think it is a female Cape May.

 Yellow-rumped Warbler, the most common warbler has an alias of Myrtle Warbler and Butter-butt. They are traditionally the first warblers to migrate north with the Kinglets.  Male above, female below

Ruby-crown Kinglets

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