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Yard Migrants - Part 2

Published September 12, 2014
Tags: General Observations, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Swainson's Thrush, Wood Thrush

A few more migrants came through our yard this week. I was surprised to find a Swainson's Thrush AND a Wood Thrush AND an Ovenbird all in the same compost area back by the gardens.  They were all scratching around in the debris and I wasn't sure where to point the camera first.

Warblers are so fast and so challenging to get photos of!  I managed a few, but some eluded me - even a few ID's eluded me as I just wasn't able to get a good look at them before they twirled around a branch, a leaf, a tree trunk, and then were gone...  Ahhhh, but such beautiful jewels they are and how wonderful that they come by and grace us with their appearance a couple of times a year...
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Bay-breasted Warbler
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Gray-cheeked Thrush (Rumsey Woods, Buffalo)
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Wilson's Warbler
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Nashville Warbler
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Black-throated Blue Warbler
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Black-throated Blue Warbler
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Adult male Hooded Warbler (our resident!)
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Adult male Hooded Warbler (he was singing his heart out this day)
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Red-eyed Vireo
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Red-eyed Vireo
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American Redstart (female)
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Black-throated Green Warbler
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The female Scarlet Tanager returned or this is a different one
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Scarlet Tanager
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Nashville Warbler - he seemed fascinated with my husband's garden
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Nashville Warbler
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Nashville Warbler
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Ovenbird
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Ovenbird
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Ovenbird
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Wood Thrush
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Wood Thrush
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Swainson's Thrush
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Swainson's Thrush