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 Post subject: Warbler Bonanza!
PostPosted: May 12 11:56 pm 
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Alright, I've sifted through the photos I took yesterday and this morning of the swarm of warblers that descended on my backyard, concentrating themselves on our plum tree, which is now inhabited by considerably fewer caterpillars. It was almost mind-boggling to see so many species together, a couple of which are lifers for me, and I hope there are still a few kicking around tomorrow morning!

First off, I believe these are Orange-crowned Warblers:

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Next up, some Wilson's Warblers

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And a couple Yellow Warblers

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And a beautiful Townsend's Warbler, a lifer I was amazed to find right in my backyard!

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Now this next one, I'm thinking it might be a Nashville Warbler? If so, I am gratified to add another lifer to my list! (Corrections are welcome if anyone has reason to believe it's something else...)

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There were also a number of these "honourary Warblers" in the group- Warbling Vireos (hey they have 'warbling' in their name, close enough :lol: )

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And among the Black-capped Chickadees that dropped in to get their share of tasty caterpillars, I spotted a couple Chestnut-backed Chickadees!

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And a few Bushtits joined in as well...

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This is my first brush with a "Warbler fallout", and I feel lucky to have had so many of these beautiful little birds right in my backyard! (The plum tree is probably very thankful as well :P ) Hope you enjoy these pics as much as I did taking them!

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 Post subject: Re: Warbler Bonanza!
PostPosted: May 13 6:23 am 
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Wow, you have a magical plum tree. What an incredible Warbler day you had right in your own back yard, wonderful shots, congrats on your lucky day.

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 Post subject: Re: Warbler Bonanza!
PostPosted: May 13 10:50 am 
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Oh. Lucky You!!!!!! I have such a hard time photographing warblers in the wild since by the time I switch from my binoculars to my camera they have moved on.


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 Post subject: Re: Warbler Bonanza!
PostPosted: May 13 11:26 am 
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Wow, what a treat! Thanks for all the photos and IDs

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 Post subject: Re: Warbler Bonanza!
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Great series and some fine shots. Well done. Cheers.

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 Post subject: Re: Warbler Bonanza!
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Wow, you're very lucky to have these beauties in your own backyard! Great set!

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