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A Little Warbler Fallout

Published September 13, 2013
Tags: General Observations, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Ovenbird, Magnolia Warbler, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Black and White Warbler, Canada Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Carolina Wren, Red-eyed Vireo, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Wild Turkey

A short walk through Tifft before work this cold and rainy morning didn't bring the hoped-for numbers of warblers we were anticipating.  We did see a Magnolia, Nashville, and Canada - along with a few other nice sightings (Pileated Woodpecker, Great Egrets, Black-crowned Night Heron, and a Cooper's Hawk).

Later in the day, though, our yard must have been blessed with a little warbler fallout! As I was making my lunch, I happened to catch a little flash of yellow out in the woods. I grabbed my sandwich AND my camera and went out to see.  Wow.  I couldn't make up my mind where to focus my eyes or my camera. Warblers were hopping, foraging, chirping and cheeping all around me. As they moved through our little woods, I moved with them as best and as long as I could, grabbing as many photos as the dim light and their quick movements would allow.

Add to all that chatter a Red-eyed Vireo, a Carolina Wren, many cardinals, jays, and goldfinches, chickadees, catbirds, and robins - and you can probably imagine the noise level and confusion of it all!  I don't think our woods has seen that much fun in a long time!

Pardon the photos; it was a gray, rainy day and my ISO settings were high...
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Tifft: Cooper's Hawk - he looks kind've cute here
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Tifft: Cooper's Hawk - same guy, different angle - and here, he looks almost ferocious!
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Tifft: Pileated Woodpecker
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Tifft: Black-crowned Night Heron
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Tifft: Gadwall
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Red-eyed Vireo
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Male Hooded Warbler from a couple of days ago
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Hooded Warbler (young male)
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Black and White Warbler from a couple of days ago
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Black and White Warbler
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Bay-breasted Warbler
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Bay-breasted Warbler
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Bay-breasted Warbler
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Magnolia Warbler
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Magnolia Warbler
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Magnolia Warbler
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American Redstart
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American Redstart
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Chestnut-sided Warbler
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Chestnut-sided Warbler
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Ovenbird - although it's out of focus, it captures the orange stripe on the crown
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Ovenbird