Warbler migration is winding down and with the exception of a few summer residents, they are headed north and inland. This is a collection of the ones I was able to see and photograph in the past week. Not the greatest variety in my experience but it is the hunt and the photography challenge that I enjoy. Warblers are very active and forage in the foliage. The combination of motion, shadow and obstructing leaves and branches really makes one work for a reasonable photograph. Some of the following are not the sharpest pictures but they document a portion of the great variety of these birds that pass through our area each May.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for a couple of warblers that breed here and that I missed this spring. And I may see some others on a trip to northern Vermont later this summer. Thankfully vaccines will let me visit family, friends and some favorite birding sites!