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A Canada Warbler, eh?

Published June 21, 2013
Tags: Life List Happenings, Canada Warbler, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, House Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, Red-eyed Vireo, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Gray Catbird, American Goldfinch

As I was preparing to go out my daughter's for dinner last night, I decided to leave a bit earlier and go a little further south to the area I was at yesterday. Gale reported a Canada Warbler not too far from there and I thought my detour might be worthwhile.  And it was!

I found this gorgeous life bird almost immediately; its sweet song easily gave away its location.  Apparently this bird prefers moist, thick undergrowth and finding it near a creek seemed to be the perfect spot.

I didn't have much time, so I kept my explorations short - but I did see 3 Hooded Warblers, a couple of American Redstarts, 2 Red-eyed Vireos, a few Common Yellowthroats, several Cedar Waxwings, 3 Gray Catbirds, a Veery, and I caught a good look at a House Wren carrying food for its young.

Later, at my daughter's house, a flock of Cedar Waxwings and company, were devouring the mulberries in her mulberry tree. And since I had my camera with me... well, I couldn't resist grabbing a few photos!
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Canada Warbler (singing male)
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Canada Warbler - I just loved his yellow spectacles!
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Canada Warbler
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Canada Warbler
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House Wren with dinner
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House Wren
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Hooded Warbler
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Common Yellowthroat
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Common Yellowthroat
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Common Yellowthroat
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My favorite shot of the day: a Cedar Waxwing flipping a berry into its mouth
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Cedar Waxwing
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Cedar Waxwing
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Cedar Waxwing
Reply from: Gale VerHague on 6/21/2013 7:38 AM
 Beautiful photos Sue! So glad you were able to catch up with the Canada Warbler!
Reply from: Lynn on 6/21/2013 3:49 PM
 Sounds like a very nice afternoon.
Reply from: Sue on 6/28/2013 7:41 AM
 Thanks, girls - and thanks Gale for the tips on the Canada Warbler. He was such a beautiful bird, I was very glad to have finally seen one!