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  Warblers in Birdsong

Published: April 28, 2013
Tags: Parks and Preserves, Yellow Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Blue Jay, Tree Swallow

Warbler season has finally started here in Western New York! This morning, a walk through Bird Song in Orchard Park, yielded my first Palm Warbler and Yellow Warbler of the year. The park was "full" of Yellow-rumped Warblers too. After such a long winter, it was wonderful to see these little "jewels" once again!

I also enjoyed watching a Swamp Sparrow sing his heart out. I didn't realize they were such songsters. He allowed me to take quite a few photos of him too - thanks, little guy!

I saw many Song Sparrows and White-crowned Sparrows - but oddly, not one Chipping Sparrow. No hawks appeared on this trip either. I did see several Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmouse, Red-winged Blackbirds (of course!), Downy Woodpeckers, American Goldfinches, and Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

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Palm Warbler

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Palm Warbler

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Yellow-rumped Warbler (male)

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Yellow-rumped Warbler (male)

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Yellow Warbler

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

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Swamp Sparrow

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Swamp Sparrow - a rare opportunity for me to listen, watch, and photograph this guy!

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Tree Swallow

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Do not adjust your screen; he IS upside-down!

Reply from: Lynn on 4/28/2013 12:09 PM
 What a nice variety. I like the Tree Swallow. Sounds like you're enjoying your weekend and getting some exercise. The photos are lovely, as usual.


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