Cape May Warbler, Part 1

Not!!! I apologize for the mis-identification of this lovely bird.  As a couple of birding friends pointed out, this is a male Black-throated Green Warbler, not a Cape May.  Sorry for the misinformation!

Today’s post features another colorful warbler, another “lifer” that I captured during this year’s spring warbler migration at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (northern Ohio).

The Black-throated Green warbler was probably the prevalent warbler I saw during Day 1 of my visit. They seemed to be everywhere! Colorful and flashy, I captured many images of this beautiful warbler.  Today I’m featuring some of my favorites in Part 1:

Cape May warbler, male

Cape May warbler, male

Cape May Warbler, male

Male Cape May warbler singing

Coming up … more warbler images, as well as additional species I captured at Magee Marsh.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, all shot at 400mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 800 (all images)
  • Aperture f/5.6 (all images). Due to the frequent and sudden movements that warblers exhibit, a high ISO was required to assure any movement was “frozen”.
  • Shutter 1/320 sec. thru 1/1600 sec.



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