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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Here They Come! Warblers Are Arriving!

Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Northern Parula
Bay-breasted Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Warblers are the crown jewels of the avian world. They are some of the most exquisitely colored of all the birds, especially when they are in their spring breeding plumages. There are many places to go see warblers, check with your local nature center for spots near you. One place to see lots of warblers is during The Biggest Week in American Birding at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area/Crane Creek State Park and Ottawa NWR, where I took these photos. Since it was cold, rainy and windy, many of the warblers were down low in the trees which made for great photo ops. Not so good for the warblers, who were searching for insects, made inactive by the weather.

What I like is the intimate quality of images, showing real birds as they went about their serious business of foraging for food, the fuel to take them to their breeding grounds. Other good places to see warblers are Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA and Central Park, NY.
Also, don't forget to BUY NOW,
The New Stokes Field Guide To Birds, eastern region 
The New Stokes Field Guide To Birds western region
for easy identification and complete photos of all North American warblers!

All warbler photos © Lillian Stokes, 2006

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