2021 Migration IV

More varieties of warblers have been spotted in the past week. Here are six that I photographed.

The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak is colorful but this one was a bit shy. The female wasn’t reluctant to show off her fine plumage though.

The Eastern Towhee male and female are a bit more similar looking. The female’s head is brown while the male’s is black.

I had a White-throated Sparrow in my previous post. This is a White-crowned Sparrow.

Two more recent arrivals: Eastern Kingbird (top) and Gray Catbird. Yes, the Catbird does make a mewing cat sound. It is a mimic like a Mockingbird, although not as adept at it.

Willets are nesting in the marsh. They can easily disappear into the grass but you can hear them constantly calling their name. “Willet! Willet!” They are pretty drab when on the ground or perched but are really striking in flight.

We ran into a birdwatcher watcher. He or she stared at us for a while and then wandered off into the woods. I guess I now know how the warbler feels when I am staring at it!

2 thoughts on “2021 Migration IV

  1. This was a good day of birding that you had…of all, the Blackburnian and Blue Winged Warblers are my favorites in this group, but of course, who doesn’t love a fox!


  2. I really like the photograph of the Canada Warbler – they seem magical to me. But all of them are good.


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