Common Yellowthroat at Wooton’s Landing.

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.

Cardinal 2016-6

This Cardinal was the first bird I photographed this morning.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher 2016-2

This Blue Gray Gnatcatcher appears to be gathering nesting material.

Swamp Sparrow 2016-8

Swamp Sparrows are numerous at Wooton, but they can be difficult to see, as they spook easily.

Field Sparrow 2016-2

Field Sparrow 2016-3

I don’t recall seeing a Field Sparrow at Wooton prior to this one.

White Eyed Vireo 2016-1

My first White Eyed Vireo of the season. Their call will be heard frequently in places I visit.

Red Winged Blackbird 2016-15

This female Red Winged Blackbird was very intent on eating.

Common Yellowthroat Warbler 2016-1

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.”

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