Monday, May 15, 2006

Wilson's Warbler

For a couple of weeks at the end of April, I would see darts of flashing yellow in the mesquite trees. The little birds rarely stayed still enough for me to see what they were, but I finally saw the black cap that identified them as Wilson's Warblers. After several days of trying to photograph them and getting mostly in-focus mesquite branches and a yellow blur as they flitted from branch to branch hunting insects, I finally managed to get a couple of fairly clear shots.

These are migratory birds and were probably on their way north. I haven't seen them in the past week or two.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

ohhh I love these little guys with their black toupes... wonderful photos Pam and a belated happy Mothers Day to you :)

Jimmy said...

Wonderful Photos...this is a bird I have not seen yet.

Chancy said...

Pam -You have the most beautiful and colorful birds in Tucson. Our Atlanta birds seem plain by comparison. Except for the male cardinals in all their bright red glory.

Ontario Wanderer said...

My partner, Églantine, decided that red-winged blackbirds were probably the easiest to photograph as they did not fly away as quickly and liked to pearch on open branches. She now has about 100 blury photos of them and all of them look better than most of the bird photos I have tried to take. That being said, I am very, very impressed with your photos! I've seen the bird at Point Pelee on migration but nowhere else. I see by my bird map that they nest north of Lake Huron and Lake Superior or about 5 hours drive north of where we live.

robin andrea said...

That warbler is beautiful, Pam. We haven't seen any warblers here. So it's always a deep pleasure to see photographs of them.

tai haku said...

very pretty - you froze the wings nicely in the flight shot too.