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Monday, February 08, 2010

Yellow-throated Warbler, Get out!!


I'm at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, FL, and today I photographed this Yellow-throated Warbler, eating a lizard! Get out!
I haven't seen this before and didn't know they did this. Yes they do. It's hard enough to find, let alone photograph, a Yellow-throated Warbler, but one performing magic tricks? My lucky day.
Be prepared to see lots more wonderful photos coming from Ding, a photographer's dream place.

15 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Ding Darling is a place of my dreams.I would love to see this place,having read so much about it.
Blessings,Ruth

Anonymous said...

Nice pic, can't wait to see more, thanks!!

Avimor Birder said...

What an amazing photo! A perfect example of skill and preparation meeting luck!

Ellen said...

Fantastic! What a great picture!

Kat said...

I will be looking forward to your Florida photos. Why haven't the birds found my suet? you can email me, if you have time, at alabamakatg@gmail.com

Nelson Briefer said...

There are other things you have never seen nor imagined. Again, I have observed a Northern goshawk with red chest and belly, this time in Kemah, Texas, SE., Houston. This makes 5 disparate areas of the United States where I have observed this condition of what I call, Goshawks with expressed recessive genes. Nelson Briefer - Goshawk specialist.

OpposableChums said...

Yikes! What an amazing photo!

Patrick B. said...

Whoa, I never knew that. Crazy. Terrific photo.

Mike said...

This is such a great shot! Nice capture.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Maybe the cold weather has reduced the number of insects available for a hungry warbler!

Neil said...

Amazing photo!

See Davis and Komar 2003 Wilson Bulletin 115(1) pg. 102 for a similar account of a Prothonotary Warbler eating a lizard - http://www.jstor.org/pss/4164526

Since you have photo-documented this behavior so nicely you might consider writing this up as a brief note for an ornithological journal.

Martha Bright said...

Godzilla Warbler!! Poor little lizard! Awesome photo...

Kathiesbirds said...

Truly amazing! I'm used to seeing roadrunners doing that, not warblers!

Cathy said...

You shared this spectacular shot when I stopped to ask for information on a shore bird I'd seen.

As I drove by I knew you looked like serious birders :0)

Silly me. As you turned towards me I thought it was you, but was too embarrassed to ask.

Thanks again for your help and let me repeat my awe at the incredible picture.

Wow.

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This is beautiful... it is just stunning and I LOVE IT !!