Black-Throated Green Warbler

Black-Throated Green Warbler

Black-Throated Green Warbler

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

10 thoughts on “Black-Throated Green Warbler

  1. 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!

    • 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. 🙂

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