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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Warbler

My husband saw a "new" bird outside.  I got my camera and sat on the deck for quite a while.  I was just about ready to call it quits when a Yellow-throated Warbler flew to a nearby tree.


Could you turn just a little?




Yes, that's perfect.



We are on the cusp of the Yellow-throated Warbler's summer habitat.  I have heard from others that in the past they were fairly common around here.  As more woodlands were developed there were fewer and fewer sightings.  Isn't that the way it always seems to go?

At any rate, we were delighted to see this lovely little bird.  We saw him for two days and I suspect he is moving  further west.  After I took the photographs, the bird flew to the very top of the tree and sang his little heart out.  Perhaps because there was no answering call, he decided there might be more females elsewhere.  Too bad.  I would have loved having him around a bit longer.

14 comments:

robin andrea said...

What a beautiful warbler! We had a flock of some warblers, as yet unidentified, fly through over the weekend. Beautiful little yellow things flitting quickly through the trees. Always glad to catch a glimpse.

Rudee said...

He's a beauty. Too bad he didn't get an answer to his song.

Chrissykat said...

VERY cool! Always fun to add a new bird to your "life list!" Nice pix too!

Busy Bee Suz said...

He is gorgeous!!!!!

merrilymarylee said...

Darn! Moving west? Go EAST, young warbler! I want to see you; you're beautiful!

Your hubby is a bird person, too?

George said...

This is a beautiful warbler. Hopefully he will come this far west so we can enjoy the sight and sound of him.

KB said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous warbler! Thanks for being so patient and getting such great photo.

troutbirder said...

He is a beauty all right. We're still awaiting the big migration although I did see a couple of "butter butts" earlier this week.

Appalachian Lady said...

Great photo of a wonderful warbler. I have seen this one once or twice too around here.

carolina nana said...

Such a pretty bird,I've never seen one of those over here in Henderson county at least at my house.
have a blessed day

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone!

dAwN said...

This is a beautiful bird. Still looking for one around here.

Ruth said...

You managed to get excellent photos of your beautiful bird.

pat said...

i have never seen a warbler,....very beautiful!