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How time flies, it’s been almost three weeks since I posted and I missed y’all. I’ve been sick for most of those two weeks and slept a lot, so forgive me if I haven’t been visiting. 🙂

Today, I’m posting these three warblers that we saw in the middle of May at Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary. If you want to know more about this sanctuary or support it, click here.


Male Blackburnian Warbler

“The blackburnian warbler (Setophaga fusca) is a small New World warbler. Blackburnian Warblers are migratory, wintering in southern Central America and in South America, and are very rare vagrants to western Europe. These birds were named after Anna Blackburne, an English botanist. They are solitary during winter and highly territorial on their breeding grounds and do not mix with other passerine species outside of the migratory period. However, during migration, they often join local mixed foraging flocks of species such as chickadees, kinglets and nuthatches. These birds are basically insectivorous, but will include berries in their diets in wintertime.”


Female Black-throated green warbler

“The black-throated green warbler (Setophaga virens) is also a small songbird of the New World warbler family. It is 4.7 in long and weighs 9 g, and has an olive-green crown, a yellow face with olive markings, a thin pointed bill, white wing bars, an olive-green back and pale underparts with black streaks on the flanks. Adult males have a black throat and upper breast; females have a pale throat and black markings on their breast. They forage actively in vegetation, and they sometimes hover (gleaning), or catch insects in flight (hawking). Insects are the main constituents of these birds’ diets, although berries will occasionally be consumed.”


Female Mourning Warbler

“The mourning warblers (Geothlypis philadelphia) have yellow underparts, olive-green upperparts and pink legs. Adult males have a grey hood and a black patch on the throat and breast. The “mourning” in this bird’s name refers to the male’s hood, thought to resemble a mourning veil. Females and immatures are grey-brown on the head with an incomplete eye-ring. They forage low in vegetation, sometimes catching insects in flight. These birds mainly eat insects, also some plant material in winter.”

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  1. There’s nothing quite like your Norh American warblers for being so colourful Shey. Hope you’re feeling a lot better now and able to get out birding.

  2. Wonderful pictures of sweet warblers♡♡♡ And great you are feeling better and could have healing sleep♪♪♪
    Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Thanks for coming by today and for your kind words. I will visit you as soon as I can. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to smile. ~ Shey

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