Warbler Wednesday

I’ve been concentrating on finding/photographing warblers over the past couple of weeks.  Since a lot of warblers love the thickets and areas near waterways, they make a perfect fit for me and my kayak!  My recent kayak outings have resulted in first finding some Yellow-rumped Warblers (Dendroica coronata); since this species was the focus of an earlier post, I have chosen not to include them in this post.

Within about a week of finding the Yellow-rumped Warblers, I then found the Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea).  This one has just caught an insect among the abundant Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) that we have in our area:


About the same time, I also observed the Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia).  These warblers are often difficult to find/photograph as they often like to flitter about in the high foliage of the trees.  But eventually they will come lower; patience pays off:


And last, but certainly not least, the Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) showed up.  I love photographing all warblers, but the Common Yellowthroat seems to be the most difficult for me.  It is very “bouncy”, like all warblers, but this one especially likes to hang out under branches and thickets that are located on the creek bank:

 

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