Another cute warbler visiting our pond in our yard this springtime. There are still a few warblers that I’ve either missed coming through the yard or they by passed us all together. Thankfully, this Chestnut-sided warbler came back. The Wisconsin Birding group on FB has still been actively seeing different warblers around the area, but I’m afraid I haven’t gotten out of my yard to go seeking them. I like to let them come to me so I can get a nice close-up of them when they come down from feeding and need a drink or bath. I’m sure we still have a few around, but the weather has not been cooperating and I’ve been busy. Hopefully sometime this weekend I’ll get out to see what’s still around. Have a good day, enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and happy birding!
I’m so happy that this year the Blackburnian Warbler showed up again in our yard. For awhile there I was afraid he, along with a few other species, wouldn’t make it. It just so happened I had 14 different species of warblers show up in my yard on one day and thankfully the Blackburnian was among them……So thrilled. It was an amazing day! Enjoy your day and Happy Birding!
Love that this little Black and White Warbler came down to the pond for a lot of nice close-ups. Such a pretty little bird and now they’ve pretty much moved out of the area. I did have a good couple of weeks with these little ones visiting and it’s never long enough. This year I saw a few new species, but unable to capture a photo of all that I saw. Keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to see them again next spring. They may come back through during their fall migration, but then their colors are a bit drab and I don’t always recognize them. Enjoy your day and Happy Birding!
So, what is your opinion, is this female Scarlet Tanager pretty like her mate? The lst time I saw her, I had no idea what bird I was looking at since she is the total opposite in color of her counterpart. I was able to observe her getting a large insect and then eating it. It took her awhile, but it sure was interesting to watch. In my opinion she is a pretty bird and I only wish I could have captured both of them at the birdbath. Enjoy your day and happy birding!
Last year I only got a glimpse of this colorful Scarlet Tanager and I was so disappointed he wasn’t seen again all summer long. This year, however, he and his mate have been in our yard in and around the pond and birdbath for 3 days. I hope they like it enough to stick around for the season. I can’t explain this birds coloring, but it is SO brilliant and not exactly red, but red orange….whatever the color, it’s beautiful! I hope some of you are able to see this bird in person. Happy birding everyone!
I have had so many Baltimore Orioles visiting our yard in the last week. They’ve been singing in the tree tops and I hadn’t realized how pretty their sound is. I guess I was used to just hearing then “chatter” to one another. It’s been fun watching as many as five line up for the jelly dish. The poor orange doesn’t seem to get touched when they have the jelly to gobble down, but that’s okay, sometimes the finches enjoy the orange. I’m happy to say these birds stay around all summer long and it’s fun to watch the “little ones” come to the feeder after they have left the nest. Happy birding everyone!
This handsome Tennessee warbler seemed to arrive a little bit late this spring, but I was VERY happy he came back to our yard on his yearly visit north. These warblers are some of the prettiest birds that we’re lucky enough to see this time of year. I may get a glimpse of this little one on his fall migration back to warmer climates. In the meantime, I can’t get enough of watching these birds. Time to hit the patio now as our window into these warblers in mass is getting close to ending. Happy Birding everyone!
The Orange-crowned warbler tends to be a dull colored warbler, rather drab in fact. This little guy wasn’t shy and after his bath he actually showed off his “orange crown” which is something rarely seen with this little bird. You can imagine my happy surprise then when I was able to see it. I’m still loving the warbler migration and they are still coming, but I’m afraid it is getting close to winding down. Happy birding everyone!
I needed a little help identifying this thrush from the Wisconsin Birding group on Facebook. I wasn’t sure if I had a Swainson’s Thrush or a Veery due to the buffy color of this bird. Wrong on both counts as I was told it was a Gray-cheeked Thrush. I’m so glad we have knowledgable birders who can help. I know it’s Mother’s Day today, and unfortunately I didn’t have a nest with babies in it or a Mama bird feeding them, but I hope this picture will do. I do hope all you Mother’s out there enjoy your day! I know I will…..I’m heading out to the backyard to bird watch!
As you can see, many different warblers wanted to take a drink or a bath. Not everyone is in focus, but you can see from left to right we have a Nashville, female Yellow-rumped, a Tennessee and a male Yellow-rumped warbler all ready to dive in our birdbath. I know I’ve said this before, but I LOVE these little birds!!