The second half of April and the entire month of May have been very photographically rewarding for me. Almost every time I was able to get into the field I searched for songbirds like Warblers, Oriole's, Vireo's, and more. Now it is time to share what I found.
Over the next three photo blogs, using the migration maps in my favorite birding book, "BIRDS of PENNSYLVANIA" by Lone Pine, I will share photos in the following three categories.
1. "Songbirds With A Pennsylvania Migration Path". It will consist of migrating songbirds that do not breed in Pennsylvania. In May, I photographed the Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Palm Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, and Wilson's Warbler.
2. "Songbirds With Partial Pennsylvania Breeding Grounds". It will consist of birds that breed in Pennsylvania but is an uncommon or rare breeder in some parts of the state. I photographed 14 birds in this category. They are: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Canada Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Prothonotary Warbler, Warbling Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.
3. "Songbirds That Breed In Pennsylvania". It will consist of migrating songbirds that commonly breed anywhere in Pennsylvania. The birds I photographed are: American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Indigo Bunting, Red-eyed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Yellow Warbler, and Baltimore Oriole.
Of course, migration maps in other books or internet resources may have slight variations in a bird's migration path so please remember, the reference I used to split these birds into three categories above was "BIRDS of PENNSYLVANIA" by Lone Pine.
Of the many early mornings and early evenings that I spent in various habitats looking for the birds listed above, I did run into other species of wildlife. Actually, my last three blogs, "Built In Camouflage", "Cruelty Is Their Survival", and "Woodland Songsters" contain most of those images. Below are the remainder of those wildlife photos that were made searching for songbirds.
So if you like birds (and you should like birds) check back on Monday morning for the first blog "Songbirds With A Pennsylvania Migration Path".
Have a good weekend,