Tag Archives: Songbird

Northern Parula

This small warbler caught my eye as I walked a path through a wooded area. He flitted along ahead of me, in and out of the sun patches, finally pausing in a fairly open spot for a few images.

Northern Parula
Northern Parula

I had to look him up for ID and found that it is a Northern Parula, which are known for spending their time in the tree canopy, not down close to the ground. When he left this spot he did fly up and I didn’t get another good view of him.

Northern Parula
Northern Parula

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

The¬†Yellow-rumped Warblers are elusive, raise the camera and zip, they are gone. Like most photographers of small birds I have plenty of shots of their “butter butts” disappearing into the underbrush.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

On occasion they land in a twig free zone, and may even flip directions in the same spot, providing multiple views.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

This one was a little puffed up to meet the cold of the day.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Warbler

I always have my eye out for the small birds, watching for darting  movements through the trees and undergrowth. This summer they were elusive, always hidden by leaves or behind a limb.

Warbler
Warbler

Now at the end of September the grasses and brush have started to thin and drop back making a shot more attainable.

Warbler
Warbler

This Warbler lit on a beautiful muted scene just as I was glanced that way. His coloration doesn’t quite match the samples on the identification resources.

Warbler
Warbler