I readily admit to obsession and distraction. Warblers are here. While there has been no definitive all-at-once-get-it-now-or-never rhythm to this spring’s warbler migration, the fits and starts due to divergent weather patterns have made it all the more challenging to find and photograph these elusive creatures.
This is just a quick post devoted to a couple Blackburnian Warblers seen over the weekend. The one in the oak tree directly above was at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary along the lakefront, and the other in what is likely a cottonwood tree, at the Chicago Portage. More of the Portage bird below, showing off striking black and white plumage. This bird was really distant so I apologize for the quality of the photos.
Many more birds to come, just needed to take a breath before diving back in.
[ Smiles ] Some really cool-looking photos of a beautiful bird!
Thank you and greetings!
I wish the warblers would stay by my area for at least a week instead of flying over and miss me completely! Great shots Lisa! 🙂
Thanks, H.J. We’re not seeing as many as before. I just read an article on a Florida Museum page about how climate change is affecting migrating birds and their ability to breed. https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/science/birds-bumped-by-climate-change/
What a lovely little bird. Well worth spending some time looking at it.
Warblers are all beautiful but this one always makes the special list.
Great shots. Another striking warbler – I love the black and white with a splash of orange.
Thanks! There seem to be more Blackburnians this year, for whatever reason, and yes, it was the striking black-and-white in contrast to the orange that inspired this post. I feel like I’m always so busy looking at the orange I have been missing the black-and-white. 🙂