The Worm-eating Warbler is a drab often over-looked warbler of steep hillsides and ravines near my home in central Pennsylvania. Except for its boldly striped head and eye, and its dry-sounding insect-like trill, the Worm-eating Warbler is very difficult to spot. One day in May, I was extremely lucky to have close views of this […]
Where do all the warblers go in winter? On a recent trip to Costa Rica, my husband and I were excited to see many of our eastern North American warblers thriving in their “other” home down south! Indeed, they spend more months in Central America than in our neck of the woods where they come to […]
The Yellow Warbler is found across the entire United States singing the “Sweet, sweet, sweet; I’m so sweet!” song from the tops of shrubs and small trees. The male is a buttery-yellow color with rufous streaking on the breast. The female and immatures are a duller yellow without streaking. They are easily seen from the […]
During the Acadia Birding Festival, I took a morning off to meander by myself along the shore and the road near our hotel. Some movement caught my eye low in the brushy area beside the road. A female American Redstart was busy stripping the long fibers of a dead branch in the thicket. […]
The Common Yellowthroat is one of the first birds that I noticed before birding became a passion. I’ll never forget disembarking from a canoe on the Beaver Creek in Ohio, walking around a shrub and coming face to face with this tiny masked bandit! I still call it the bandit bird! For such a […]
It’s putting it mildly to say that identifying fall warblers is difficult, since many of them look very different from their breeding plumage. Add to that the fact that warblers don’t hold still for more than a nanosecond, especially for a photo-op. Then while you’re watching for movement, the leaves are also falling off […]
What do you call a nature walk by kayak? Not sure, but I love early mornings all alone in my kayak at Montour Preserve near my home. Here are some images I captured from this morning. I am in awe of our Great Creator!!
This was the morning we’ve all been waiting for in Central Pennsylvania. Migration has mostly bypassed us several times due to storms and other factors. It’s actually getting towards the end of the normal period where one would expect waves of warblers coming through; but when I drove up our dirt road, windows down, the […]