My Warblers of Spring, 2017

July 19, 2017  •  4 Comments

I hope you have enjoyed the recent short blog posts highlighting some of the rare or seldom seem warblers in the western Pennsylvania region.  It was a great, but tiring, spring season.  Juggling work and home life, I managed to get out to photograph warblers on weekend mornings and evenings and a few vacation days here and there during the month of May.

I realize many readers have never seen some of these birds and that is a benefit of what I do.  If you are able, I hope these photos encourage you to get out in nature and enjoy yourself.  There is no happier moment than when you are out in nature, worries and concerns set aside, watching these little beauties decorate your world from the ground to the tree tops.

Sadly, many of these birds you are about to see are falling victim to human "progress".  Urban development, among other things, are causing habitat loss in their breeding grounds.  Breeding habitat is very specific for our songbirds.  They can't simply go to the next standing tree or shrub!  Steps of conservation are being taken but will it be enough?  We, as shepherds of this land, need to be more concerned with the results of our actions in regards to wildlife.

I hope you enjoy the photos of the 28 species of warbler I photographed this spring.  I thought I had 29 species until I found out about the reclassification of the Yellow-breasted Chat.  I included him in the end of this blog for ol times sake.

Maybe these photos will encourage you to make plans to learn more about these little beauties and become more active in their future.

American Redstart  
American RedstartAmerican RedstartMale American RedstartAmerican RedstartMale

 

Black-and-white Warbler

 
Black-and-white WarblerBlack-and-white WarblerMale Black-and-white WarblerBlack-and-white Warbler

 

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue WarblerBlack-throated Blue WarblerMale

 

Black-throated Green Warbler

 
Black-throated Green WarblerBlack-throated Green WarblerMale Black-throated Green WarblerBlack-throated Green WarblerMale

 

Blackburnian Warbler

 
Blackburnian WarblerBlackburnian WarblerMale Blackburnian WarblerBlackburnian WarblerMale

 

Blue-winged Warbler

 
Blue-winged WarblerBlue-winged WarblerMale Blue-winged WarblerBlue-winged WarblerMale

 

Canada Warbler

 
Canada WarblerCanada WarblerMale Canada WarblerCanada WarblerMale

 

Cape May Warbler

Cape May WarblerCape May WarblerMale

 

Cerulean Warbler

 
Cerulean WarblerCerulean Warbler Cerulean WarblerCerulean Warbler

 

Chestnut-sided Warbler

 
Chestnut-sided WarblerChestnut-sided WarblerMale Chestnut-sided WarblerChestnut-sided WarblerMale

 

Common Yellowthroat

 
Common YellowthroatCommon YellowthroatMale Common YellowthroatCommon Yellowthroat

 

Golden-winged Warbler

 
Golden-winged WarblerGolden-winged WarblerMale Golden-winged WarblerGolden-winged WarblerMale

 

Hooded Warbler

 
Hooded WarblerHooded Warbler Hooded WarblerHooded Warbler

 

Kentucky Warbler

 
Kentucky WarblerKentucky Warbler Kentucky WarblerKentucky WarblerMale

 

Louisiana Waterthrush

 
Louisiana WaterthrushLouisiana Waterthrush Louisiana WaterthrushLouisiana Waterthrush

 

Magnolia Warbler

 
Magnolia WarblerMagnolia WarblerMale Magnolia WarblerMagnolia WarblerMale

 

Mourning Warbler

 
Mourning WarblerMourning WarblerMale Mourning WarblerMourning WarblerMale

 

Nashville Warbler

Nashville WarblerNashville Warbler

 

Northern Parula

 
Northern ParulaNorthern Parula Northern ParulaNorthern Parula

 

Ovenbird

 
OvenbirdOvenbird OvenbirdOvenbird

 

Palm Warbler

 
Palm WarblerPalm Warbler  

 

Pine Warbler

 
Pine WarblerPine WarblerMale Pine WarblerPine WarblerMale

 

Prairie Warbler

 
Prairie WarblerPrairie WarblerMale Prairie WarblerPrairie WarblerMale

 

Prothonotary Warbler

 
Prothonotary WarblerProthonotary WarblerMale Prothonotary WarblerProthonotary Warbler

 

Worm-eating Warbler

 
Worm-eating WarblerWorm-eating Warbler Worm-eating WarblerWorm-eating Warbler

 

Yellow Warbler

 
Yellow WarblerYellow WarblerMale Yellow WarblerYellow WarblerFemale

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler

 
Yellow-rumped WarblerYellow-rumped WarblerMale Yellow-rumped WarblerYellow-rumped Warbler

 

Yellow-throated  Warbler

 
Yellow-throated WarblerYellow-throated Warbler Yellow-throated WarblerYellow-throated Warbler

 

Yellow-breasted Chat

 
Yellow-breasted ChatYellow-breasted ChatMale (Black Lores) Yellow-breasted ChatYellow-breasted ChatMale (Black Lores)

 

Thanks for looking,

Dan


Comments

Audra(non-registered)
Great collection of photos! Thanks for sharing them.
Coy Hill(non-registered)
Frankly I don't see how you can capture a collection like this. I spend quite a bit of time outdoors each day and am fairly observant but I haven't even seen many of these species let along capture beautiful photographs! Awesome work my friend!
Donna Mohney(non-registered)
Great series of photos, Dan! You are so right about the loss of habitat- we all need to do what little we can to help protect what we have left!
Cristina(non-registered)
Your picture are so beautifil. I dream to see many warbler here in Québec, Canada. Congratulations for your nice work.
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