More late warblers on Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It is always fun to see warblers and I know that migration is winding down, but yesterday there were still migrants here ahead of the next cool front.  This Orange-crowned Warbler stayed in long enough to actually see why this bird has that name.

Orange-crowned WarblerOrange-crowned Warbler

He called to the Carolina Chickadee to join in.

Orange-crowned Warbler and Carolina ChickadeeOrange-crowned Warbler and Carolina Chickadee

His joy was infectious!

Orange-crowned WarblerOrange-crowned Warbler

A Tufted Titmouse couldn't resist.

Orange-crowned Warbler and Tufted TitmouseOrange-crowned Warbler and Tufted Titmouse

The Orange-crowned was not taking this for granted!

Orange-crowned WarblerOrange-crowned Warbler

There were other birds.  A Chestnut-sided Warbler was frantically feeding, two Blue-headed Vireos bathed in the sump puddle and this Tennessee Warbler was finding tiny emerging insects on a small Elm.

Tennessee Warbler finding insects on American ElmTennessee Warbler finding insects on American Elm

The Yellow-rumped found food there, too. 

Yellow-rumped Warbler finding insects on American ElmYellow-rumped Warbler finding insects on American Elm

A Ruby-crowned Kinglet paused a second while foraging.

Ruby-crowned KingletRuby-crowned Kinglet

The White-breasted Nuthatches were also active.

White-breasted NuthatchWhite-breasted Nuthatch

This young Northern Cardinal took some time to rest.  It was a lovely afternoon.

Northern CardinalNorthern Cardinal

 


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