Tag Archives: Warbler

Palm Warbler

I had been watching some small birds flit in and out of the underbrush at the side of the road. The sun had just come up and they were hunting for breakfast in the lowest, darkest parts of the vegetation. This Palm Warbler finally took a break in the sun on a reed frond.

Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler

I was able to get a few steps closer and get a few images at a different angle before he went back to foraging.

Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler 2

The Prothonotary Warblers won’t be in our area long so I spent some time around the edges of the swamp looking for them earlier this week. They are fast in flight, like tree tops, and don’t stay in one place for long, making them a challenge to track and to photograph.

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

This one must have liked the sun or the view because he stayed in this lichen covered branch for several minutes.

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

In the inner branches is usually where that flash of yellow streaks by.

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

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

Pine Warbler

This is another bird that flew in right over my head while I was watching the Great Blue Herons work on their nests. I’m pretty sure it is a Pine Warbler, but there are a number of similar yellow warblers making my ID iffy.

Pine WarblerPine Warbler

He landed on a strand of hanging Spanish Moss and gave it a couple of pokes.

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler

Not finding anything, he flitted a little further from me,

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler

My view wasn’t as good but he treated me to an acrobatic display.

Pine Warbler
Pine 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

Yellow-rumped Warbler

The tree lines around Magnolia Plantation are active with small birds going about their business.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

These Yellow-rumped Warblers have a chirpy song that gives you a hint where to look, but they don’t stay in one place for long and I didn’t get any good shots of the patch of yellow on their rump.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

They seem oblivious to the herons, egrets and other water birds carrying on in the pond just to the edge of these trees.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

This time of year before the trees leaf out is likely the best chance to photograph them.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, SC, 02/13/2017.