typhlonectes: A gorgeous male Yellow Warbler (Setophaga…

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

typhlonectes:

A gorgeous male Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) visits a yard in northern FL, during Spring migration.

photograph by Dick Bartlett

Part of my newfound effort to be better at fall warblers has been to become *much* better with these guys (and gals). It used to be that I could only reliably identify the ones that looked like this. Now, though, after a few weeks of concentrated warbler study at the local tams, I’m pretty solid at ID’ing them across the full range of their plumage variations (which are extensive).

It’s almost funny how dramatic a bright male like this now looks to me. I’m just like, whoa; no need to *shout* big guy.

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lberghol:Thoughtful Yellow Rumped Warbler is thoughtful…. ❤️…

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

lberghol:

Thoughtful Yellow Rumped Warbler is thoughtful…. ❤️ #yellowrumpedwarbler #warbler #bird #birding #spring #migration #urbanbirding #urbannature #urbanbirds #urbanwildlife #birdwatching #nycparks #nycbirds #nycnature #nycwildlife #wildnyc #nycbirding #brooklynbirding #greenwoodcemetery #nycaudubon #audubon (at Green-Wood Cemetery)

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skabilan1974:A cheeky little #warbler popped by to say hello…

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

skabilan1974:

A cheeky little #warbler popped by to say hello during my last visit to #MudLake #ottawa @canoncanada @sigmacanada #sigmalens #eos5dmk3 #wildlife #birds #birding

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lberghol: Confusing Fall Birds: Hi! I may or may not be a…

Friday, October 6th, 2017

lberghol:

Confusing Fall Birds: Hi! I may or may not be a Northern Parula. I look like an aged vintage photo of my spring plumage, not even remotely close to the same color palette! #northernparula #warbler #fallplumage #dull #nycaudubon #nycnature #nycparks #nycbirds #bird #birding #brooklynbirding #brooklyn #greenwoodcemetery #fall #migration #urbanbirding #urbanwildlife #nycwildlife #audubon #wildnyc #wildlifenyc #whodis (at Green-Wood Cemetery)

I’m thinking this works better as a first-year Magnolia Warbler. Problems with the Northern Parula ID:

  • Olive, rather than blue-gray/greenish-gray, upperparts
  • No obvious gray malar
  • A complete eyering, rather than pale eye-arcs
  • Yellow belly and flanks extending all the way back to the legs

The tail would be a great help if the photo showed it. But if I had to make a bet based on this photo alone, I’d go Magnolia.

Now if I could just do this from a brief view in the field, rather than after 20 minutes with a great photo and the big Sibley in my lap, I’d be a holy terror.

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snailkites: Inktober Day 2: Divided The Yellow-rumped Warbler…

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

snailkites:

Inktober Day 2: Divided

The Yellow-rumped Warbler complex (Setophaga coronata) has variously been split and lumped into several species. Three of the most distinctive are the Myrtle Warbler (above), Audubon’s Warbler (right), and Black-fronted Warbler (left). Recently there has been a proposal to divide them once again into separate species.

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dendroica: Trying not to be seen (by me)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

dendroica:

Trying not to be seen (by me)

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brooklynbridgebirds: Black-and-white WarblerBrooklyn Bridge…

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

brooklynbridgebirds:

Black-and-white Warbler
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

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thalassarche:Lucy’s Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) – photo by…

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

thalassarche:

Lucy’s Warbler

(Oreothlypis luciae)

– photo by Roy Priest

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permagrinphoto:Townsend’s Warbler ♂

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

permagrinphoto:

Townsend’s Warbler ♂

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klemannlee: Blackpoll Warbler  A new life bird for me this…

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

klemannlee:

Blackpoll Warbler 

A new life bird for me this season…

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lberghol: Yellow Rumped Warbler coming at you! Happy #Flyday…

Monday, July 10th, 2017

lberghol:

Yellow Rumped Warbler coming at you! Happy #Flyday ❤️❤️ #yellowrumpedwarbler #yellowrump #butterbutt #warbler #nycaudubon #nycnature #nycparks #nycbirds #bird #birding #brooklynbirding #brooklyn #greenwoodcemetery #floweringtree #spring #migration #urbanbirding #urbanwildlife #nycwildlife #audubon #wildnyc (at Green-Wood Cemetery)

Fun fact: the other day I was hiking along the shore of Lake George and apparently hiked under the nest of a Northern Goshawk, b/c momma goshawk yelled at me from a nearby tree for about two minutes, and when I didn’t take the hint she flew RIGHT AT MY HEAD (and then did it a second time when I wasn’t leaving fast enough). And except for being quite a bit bigger and having a beak and talons adapted for ripping flesh, she looked pretty much just like this.

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dendroica:black throated blue warbler by Oregon State University…

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

dendroica:

black throated blue warbler by Oregon State University on Flickr.

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klemannlee:Prothonetary Warbler 

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

klemannlee:

Prothonetary Warbler 

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maverick-ornithography:Unable to afford expensive orthodontia,…

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

maverick-ornithography:

Unable to afford expensive orthodontia, Crossbilled birds are forced to eke a tenuous existence on the outskirts of a bird society which prioritizes looks over feelings. Relentlessly bullied for their crooked beaks, they often sink into a deep depression. Above, a Crossbill stares into the distance while trying to work up the motivation to bathe for the first time in ten days.

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permagrinphoto:Bay-breasted Warbler

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

permagrinphoto:

Bay-breasted Warbler

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cabecreative:2017 might get a little more bird nerdy 🤓 hope…

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

cabecreative:

2017 might get a little more bird nerdy 🤓 hope that’s cool with you guys – lots of landscape stuff coming up too – stay tuned #slo Here’s an Orange-crowned Warbler eating breakfast #Pismo #birding #birdnerd (at Monarch Butterfly Grove)

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ontarionature: The northern waterthrush is a warbler that…

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

ontarionature:

The northern waterthrush is a warbler that forages along shores and wetlands. It primarily eats insects, snails, larvae, and occasionally minnows.

Photo credit: Victoria Gracia   

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renatagrieco: October 4, 2016 – Worm-eating Warbler…

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

renatagrieco:

October 4, 2016 – Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)

Breeding in forests of eastern North America, these warblers winter in Central America and the Caribbean. They eat a variety of arthropods, especially caterpillars, picking them from the leaves of low shrubs. Nesting on the ground, they build cups of skeletonized leaves lined with moss. Females typically stay on the nest when threatened, even remaining until they are touched. They then act helpless, fluttering with their wings and tails spread, in an attempt to distract predators. Chicks leave the nest around eight to ten days after they hatch.

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lonelybirder: Peek-a-Blue!  Turkey Creek Sanctuary was closed…

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

lonelybirder:

Peek-a-Blue! 

Turkey Creek Sanctuary was closed most of last week, after Hurricane Matthew did some minor damage and left lots of debris along the boardwalk and trails. I walked the perimeter of the park before work one morning and got to play a little hide-and-seek with a male Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Other highlights included a Merlin, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, and a Red-shouldered Hawk. I also had my first Gray Catbirds of the season and some other surprises and expected comforts.

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typhlonectes: Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca), South…

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

typhlonectes:

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca), South Padre Island, TX, USA

photograph by Isaac Sanchez | Flickr

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