Warblers are slowly beginning to appear. There have been strong northwest winds in the past weeks and that may have slowed their arrival. But other migrants are showing up. I got my feeder out just a week before the first hummingbirds came to my home. Our summer resident hummingbird is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The males have a dark throat that is red in the right light. My first photo of the year didn’t catch this male in that right light so his throat looks black. Here’s a female and that male.
[I used multiple image columns so click on the smaller pictures to see a larger version.]
Yellow-rumped Warblers seem to be everywhere. They really like the flowering trees and flit all through them, grabbing insects from the flowers.
I am still searching for other species of warblers but have only found these two so far. The top one is a Palm Warbler and the bottom is a Black and White Warbler.
Still missing the ruby crown with my camera but I am having a lot of opportunities with many Ruby-crowned Kinglets in the area. They look a bit chubby but they move pretty quickly!
This isn’t a migrant but it is hard to spot them as they crawl up and down the tree trunks so I was sure to grab some shots when I had a chance. It’s a Brown Creeper.
And finally, my first Baltimore Oriole of the year.
Part 2 coming soon as the latest rain episode is winding down. Warblers are being reported in many locations on eBird and I am hoping to get a nice variety of photographs soon.