Monday, May 3, 2010

Blackburnian Warbler

This weekend I got to meet and spend the afternoon with fellow bloggers Dawn and Jeff Fine (of Dawn's bloggy blog) out at High Island, Texas. Dawn and Jeff are the nicest folks you could ever meet, and were quite willing to help this poor little warbler-ignorant blogger find a few treasures. And treasures there were aplenty!

The morning was a bit nasty, with rain and then a heavy foggy mist covering the area like the proverbial pea soup. Which, to our luck, turned out to be the perfect weather for bringing migrants in for our viewing pleasure. There were warblers, warblers everywhere! One of my favorites — a new addition to my life list, in fact — was this male Blackburnian Warbler:

Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca)


Blackburnian Warbler


I'll post a few more pics from the High Island Migrant Extravaganza as soon as I have time to get them uploaded. In the meantime, check out Bird Photography Weekly #88 for more great bird photos from around the world.

Bird Photography Weekly

15 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Dawn and Jeff came through Minnesota last fall- aren't they terrific? Your Blachburnian photo is one of the best I've seen! Don't they look like a flame?

Christopher said...

WOW - spectacular photos Kyle!

mick said...

Great colors on that beautiful little bird.

dAwN said...

OMY goodness..I knew you would get some awesome photos!
I cant wait to see your other photos!
the chestnut-sided and the Redstart!!
It was a real pleasure meeting you! I know we will be back in Texas again for migration..Lets do some more birding then!

Kathi said...

Full on Blackburnian - the best photo of this fireball I think I have ever seen. Well done, Kyle!

Jann said...

Wow! Spectacular photos. Lucky you!

Janet Hug said...

Wow, what a great picture of the Blackburnian. Sounds like you had a terrific time with Dawn & Jeff. Thanks for sharing your birding adventures on your blog. - Janet

Misty Dawn said...

What an absolutely gorgeous bird and a truly spectacular capture of it! I don't think that I've ever seen this species before.

The Early Birder said...

Stunning shots Kyle of a warbler I've only ever seen in its fall colours. Can't wait to see what else you captured from High Island. FAB.

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic photos of the Blackburnian Warbler. He sure is colorful!

Larry said...

Hey Kyle, I know you had a great time with Dawn and Jeff. When they came through Northern California we had a blast!

Fantastic shots of the Blackburnian Warbler! What a gorgeous bird!

BirdingGirl said...

Love these little guys! Great pictures :)

Robert Hruzek said...

I am continually amazed at the quality of your photography, Kyle! Hope one day to get up there at the same level...

Keep it up, Bubba!

John (Tucker) said...

Amazing picture!

Kathiesbirds said...

Fantastic! Love that flaming throat and love Jeff and Dawn also!