A migrating warbler at last! I went to Wooton’s early, and found a few birds right away. I got a look at a few nice birds who didn’t pose, but I did well enough.
The last two Spring migrations have been lousy for me, so I hope to change my luck this year.
This Cardinal was the first bird I photographed this morning.
This Blue Gray Gnatcatcher appears to be gathering nesting material.
Swamp Sparrows are numerous at Wooton, but they can be difficult to see, as they spook easily.
I don’t recall seeing a Field Sparrow at Wooton prior to this one.
My first White Eyed Vireo of the season. Their call will be heard frequently in places I visit.
This female Red Winged Blackbird was very intent on eating.
This is a male Common Yellowthroat Warbler . Cornell: “A broad black mask lends a touch of highwayman’s mystique to the male Common Yellowthroat. Look for these furtive, yellow-and-olive warblers skulking through tangled vegetation, often at the edges of marshes and wetlands. Females lack the mask and are much browner, though they usually show a hint of warm yellow at the throat. Yellowthroats are vocal birds, and both their witchety-witchety-witchety songs and distinctive call notes help reveal the presence of this, one of our most numerous warblers.”