Few warblers are as exciting to observe as the male Blackburnian Warbler in springtime. I keep asking myself why I took so many pictures of at least three individuals on Tuesday, but the only answer I can come up with is “because I could.”
I mean, this is truly a good reason to give in to obsession.
And with so many opportunities, I kept taking them…
Another beautiful bird is the Bay-breasted Warbler. If you remember my fall posts at all, I had several of these birds represented and they looked almost nothing like they do now.
The thing that made it so relatively easy to keep clicking away was the combination of hungry birds in numbers. I really think the birds were less concerned about me than they were with fueling up for their flights north. Also, the leaves were just starting to appear, so it was easier to see the birds than even a day or two later.
A few more of the Bay-breasted…
If you have made it this far, let’s go for a third species.
Black-and-white Warblers I had already seen and photographed this spring, but it’s always a challenge to get a good image.
Just to let you know I did not ignore the Robins…
I will be back with yet more warblers from Tuesday and other birds observed. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Thank goodness that you didn’t ignore the robins! A wonderful set of pictures, Lisa. I can quite see why you kept clicking.
I felt like I was making up for lost opportunities. Spring migration will never lose its magic.
I enjoyed your polite migration fallout bragging. Again wonderful photos.
Thanks Bob. This was a once-in-a-season if not in-a-lifetime experience.