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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestunt-sided Warbler, male

Lillian and Don Stokes, on boardwalk at Magee Marsh

Just can't get enough of the warblers, the crown jewels of the bird world. Here's some photos of a Chestnut-sided Warbler I photographed on our recent trip to Magee Marsh in OH. Aptly named, this warbler has chestnut sides and a lemon yellow cap. I sometimes joke that it's the "fruit" warbler because in the fall that lemon cap turns to lime. Get to know your warblers now in spring and you will be better prepared to ID them in fall, when many molt into more subtle, or sometimes very different, plumage. To help you better ID warblers in spring or fall see our Stokes Field Guide to Warblers.


Andree said...

The book is on my wishlist — twice. For me and for a dear friend. I hope I see this beauty someday.

Lillian Stokes said...

Hope you are able to get the book someday and also see a Chestnut-sided Warbler. Chestnut-sided Warblers are fairly common in early successional habitats such as thickets at the edges of fields.