Saturday, April 23, 2011

Warbly things! Happy Easter!


Our friends Dave and Doodles over at Birds from Behind call them the "Warblys," and that seems like a fitting name to us...

Well, the Warblys, as well as other neotropical migrants, have started to arrive in good numbers, and right on schedule, a reminder on this Earth Day weekend that we humans have not totally screwed up the planet yet. That Prothonatary Warbler up there is also a reminder of how important it is to protect and conserve the natural environment.



Here he is again...




This looks like a fine nesting hole...




A Yellow-Throated Warbler nearby. That's a racy looking bird!



Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers can often be plain and mousy looking. But this one looked sharp and even a bit fierce...

Warren spent this past week, before starting a new job, doing nothing but birding. It was fun, but he desperately missed the Princess. As soon as he finishes this blog post, he's going to go show her some Warblys.

Here are a few more Warbly shots from a trip Birdcouple took to nearby Calvert County recently. Happy Easter everyone!



Prairie Warbler



Don't I look smart!



Pine Warbler. Oddly, not in a pine..



Just another Yellow-Throated Warbler. Ho hum...

4 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful warblers and great photos.

Frank said...

A very splendid collection of Warblys.
Have a great Easter.

Andrew said...

Beautiful birds to see.
Many thanks for sharing.

Larry said...

I'd love to see a YT Warbler-never saw one yet.I'm going to try to get my first decent Prairie Warbler photo this weekend.-Great job with the warbly photos! those are some tough ones to get good photos of-I only get photos of the easier ones.