There are so many beautiful warblers, it’s hard to pick a favorite, or even five or ten favorites, and yet the Black-Throated Green has to be on the list somewhere.
I used to see these birds often, every spring, but the last couple of years they haven’t been so easy to come by, at least not wherever I was, so imagine my delight to happen upon maybe as many as ten yesterday afternoon at Ottawa Trail Woods.
And I got lucky enough on the way out to record one singing. One mnemonic for this buzzy little melody is “trees, trees, beautiful trees.”
I’m still recovering from my early rise Saturday morning, but one thing is certain: the quest continues. As the days grow longer, with so much available light, it’s hard to think about anything else except looking for migrants. I believe the term is Migration Madness, a temporary but incurable condition.
Good shots Lisa! 🙂
Lisa, you are a true friend as well as bird watcher. Thanks so much for attending our flute & harp program at the library after getting up so early to count birds. It meant a lot to me that you came. Hopefully you could continue your nap during the concert since the music was quite relaxing.
Thanks, Linda. I enjoyed your flute and harp program very much and I did not sleep through it! The music was relaxing, but I did close my eyes because the video presentation that went along with it was a bit hard to watch from where I was sitting. Thanks for inviting me!
I forgot to say…very lovely Black Throated Green Warbler!
Thanks fot that too. 🙂
I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.
Wow, thanks! I’ve never been nominated for anything since junior high. Too long ago to remember… 🙂
Including the recording of the bird song was a great idea. And such a colorful bird, one I was not aware of.
Thanks. Maybe you’ll get a Black-Throated Green in your garden one of these days. I have seen them sometimes feeding on the ground, depending on conditions. I was lucky to hear one sing that late in the day, but I’m sure it’s because there were so many of them. 🙂