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A Hooded Warbler Fledgling

Published August 10, 2015
Tags: My Feeders, Hooded Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak

I heard the familiar "chink" of, what I assumed was the call note of the female Hooded Warbler. I heard it from my office window and it was coming from the woods.  Needing a break from writing code, I grabbed my camera and went out to see if I could find the female warbler.  Up until now, I've only gotten photos of her extraordinarily handsome mate.

I finally located the calling bird and was surprised to see it was a fledgling. I didn't realize they made the same "chink" calls.  It was a nice sight to see and learn that our yearly couple had produced young again.  And now I won't be so quick to assume that the "chink" call is always going to be a female Hooded Warbler!

At the feeders, I've been really enjoying more Baltimore Orioles than ever before as well as a family of five Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. I've been tuning-in to the begging calls of the grosbeaks - they are much different than those of other birds and it took awhile for me to figure out which birds were making that odd whistling noise. I wish this season would last forever!
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Hooded Warbler Fledgling
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Hooded Warbler male (dad)
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Baltimore Oriole male
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Baltimore Oriole male
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Baltimore Oriole female
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak
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Young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak