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Black-throated Green Warbler at Forest Lawn

Published April 22, 2014
Tags: General Observations, Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Winter Wren

A Black-throated Green Warbler was like a ray of sunshine on this dreary, cool day. The warbler was found by Karen Vizzy at Forest Lawn today - a very nice find and an early record for this species.

After I had been looking around on my own for a little while, I ran into Karen just shortly before she re-found the little guy.  Kinglets were everywhere, making it difficult to spot the warbler. Once found, though, it was difficult to take our eyes off him.  He was a striking male almost in full breeding plumage.

The weather was poor, which made for rather poor photos, but at least we got some!  Before I met Karen, I captured a few photos of a Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow, and Hermit Thrush.  As a matter of fact, as I was photographing the wren, the Hermit Thrush flew in and perched almost directly over my head - talk about awkward!  I had a very tough time trying to get a photo of that guy from that position...
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Black-throated Green Warbler
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Yellow-rumped Warbler (male)
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Fox Sparrow
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Winter Wren
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Hermit Thrush
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Hermit Thrush