Nesting Prothonotary Warbler

Today’s post is a sequence of photos shot while kayaking at nearby Amarugia CA, near my rural Missouri home. In spring, I always look forward to seeing my warbler friends return to the area. This Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), as I soon found out, was busy collecting nesting material, then returning to his summer home […]

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Feed Me … Now!

While camping in one of the Maroon Bells (Colorado) campgrounds this summer, I was pleased to frequently see an adult Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) with a fledgling always nearby. Several times, I was able to catch the adult feeding the young warbler with insects and wildflower/grass seeds. Here are a few of my favorite images. […]

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Golden Beauty

After Glacier NP, my next stop was a place I really love … I’ve been there several times and I’m never disappointed. The place … Lee Metcalf NWR, in southwest Montana. One of the subjects I was after there was the nesting Osprey, but I’ll save those images for another, upcoming post. Today, I’m featuring […]

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Ahh, Lunch!

During a recent kayak outing, I ran upon this male Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea). As he danced around a dead tree trunk at water’s edge, I soon saw why he was so active … lunch was being served!   These little guys are little bundles of energy, always flitting around and never staying still! But […]

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Potpourri

Today’s post features a couple more finds during my last kayak outing. A squirrel that crouched low and “hid” from me while I kayaked under a large limb of a dead tree in the water:   And a Common Yellowthroat warbler (Geothlypis trichas) that was foraging among the many sticks of the beaver lodge:   […]

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Yellow Warblers

During my recent kayak outings, I have seen a few Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia), although not as many as I expected. Don’t know if their numbers are down, or if I’m just not seeing them.  After all, they are quite small and tend to stay higher in the treetops than a lot of the warblers. […]

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Wanted … Dead or Alive!

Insects, that is. Yesterday morning, I headed back out to photograph the Eastern bluebirds at the local prairie. Things there were very slow, however, so I decided to check out a nearby lake. This lake used to be one of my favorite kayak locations, but last year the Missouri Conservation Department decided to drain the […]

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The Butter-Butts are Back in Force!

The Yellow-rumped Warblers (Dendroica coronata) seems to be everywhere! No matter where I kayak, there are tons of these little warblers twitting around the trees that stand along the shore of the waterways. Here are a few images I captured from the kayak during my recent outings:   It is quite remarkable to see all […]

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Mellow Yellow

Yesterday’s kayak adventure at a nearby Missouri Conservation Area yielded lots of warblers that are now in the area. Today’s post features the Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia). As I kayaked around the area, the warblers were busy flitting about, looking for insects among the tree leaves. Here are a few of my favorite images from […]

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The “P” Warblers Are Back!”

By that, I’m talking about the Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea), which are always a sign that spring is here! And I refer to them as the “P” warblers as that is much easier to say … and write. :o) As I kayaked yesterday, I had dozens of these beauties around the banks of the waterway […]

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