Warblers know how to have fun!

October 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The last two days of September were some of the best warbler-full days that I've seen here. I ran a couple errands on Tuesday morning and when I got back, I was dizzy with birds.  The fun started at the bubbler with Black-throated Green, Tennessee and Bay-breasted Warblers getting in together.

Black-throated Green, Tennessee and Bay-breasted WarblersBlack-throated Green, Tennessee and Bay-breasted Warblers

Black-throated Green, Tennessee and Bay-breasted WarblersBlack-throated Green, Tennessee and Bay-breasted Warblers

Birds were also at the sump puddle, easily 20 Tennessees in there with others.  Then, Dan called me over to the gazebo, "There's a whole slew of them in the stream bed!"  They popped in and out, the maple leaves adding to their camouflage.

Tennessee and Wilson's WarblersTennessee and Wilson's Warblers

Birds were staging from the plants and other perches at hand. Here, a Black-throated Green Warbler used the copper dragonfly.

Black-throated Green WarblerBlack-throated Green Warbler

Many of the birds used the Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), now just large enough to serve this intended purpose.

Spicebush with concealed Chestnut-sided WarblerSpicebush with concealed Chestnut-sided Warbler

A Northern Parula used a spent Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) stem to view the activity.

Northern ParulaNorthern Parula

The action moved back to the bubbler with a Wilson's Warbler getting a bath.

Wilson's WarblerWilson's Warbler

A Tennessee got in with 2 Nashville Warblers.

Tennessee and Nashville WarblersTennessee and Nashville Warblers

Black-throated Green Warblers joined in.

Black-throated Green WarblerBlack-throated Green Warbler

Bay-breasted Warblers were still here! 

Bay-breasted WarblerBay-breasted Warbler

Another female Black and White entered the scene.

Black and White Warbler, femaleBlack and White Warbler, female

A male American Redstart took his turn, too.

American RedstartAmerican Redstart

The Chestnut-sided and Black-throated Green began to be joined by Tennessees.

Chestnut-sided, 5 Tennessee and Black-throated Green WarblersChestnut-sided, 5 Tennessee and Black-throated Green Warblers

And the Tennes​sees took over the basin. Chestnut-sided and 8 Tennessee WarblersChestnut-sided and 8 Tennessee Warblers

When that got too busy, some went over to the bubbler rock.

American Robin and 8 Tennessee WarblersAmerican Robin and 8 Tennessee Warblers Tennessee WarblersTennessee Warblers

What "joie de vivre!" 

Tennessee WarblersTennessee Warblers


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