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 […]
Early to mid-May is a warbler frenzy, both for the warblers migrating through the area and for the photographer who wants to catch these little jewels on camera. So what do you do when you are at Presque Isle for less than 24 hours, the light is horrible, the leaves are out, and it’s threatening […]
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 […]
Young Swallows and Phoebes were not the only babies seen the other morning by kayak. Young warbler families were also active along the lakeside at Montour Preserve. There were several Common Yellowthroat families skulking in the vines and dogwood by the water, very upset that I was invading their territory. Yellow warblers also abounded, and two […]
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!!