Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A First: Palm Warbler





1/250 sec. f/8 ISO 500

This is the first Palm Warbler I've seen and, obviously, photographed. Since they aren't permanent residents here, I assume he was migrating north.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday


31 comments:

✿ chica said...

Que maravilhosas fotos! abraços,chica

eileeninmd said...

Brian, Awesome shots of this cute bird! I am glad it was still for photos!

Carole M. said...

I'm betting he was liking the scale insects on the plant?? Great looking bird.....

TexWisGirl said...

marvelous shots of a gorgeous little bird! love the head tilt shot! congratulations!

Roan said...

I saw one of these last spring in a tree by one of my brother's ponds. It landed and then flew before I could get a shot. They are pretty birds.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh what a beauty!!!

Montanagirl said...

Wow - what gorgeous photos. He's perfectly delightful! So glad you captured a few clicks.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great to Catch them while moving North. Just in time, lovely

Stewart M said...

Great looking bird - I like that chestnut head.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: there is a brief explanation of why the beach squeaks in this weeks WBW.

Gail Dixon said...

Congrats! How exciting to photograph a new bird. He gave you lots of poses. A real beauty!

Mersad said...

The little side look in image 3 is so adorable!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karen said...

It's always exciting to see a new species! Marvellous shots as always Brian!

Debbie said...

beautiful brian, lucky you got to see and photograph him!!

Nancy J said...

Looking ahead, up, sideways or down, he is truly stunning, and what a wonderful time you have had with this migrating flyer. Cheers, Jean.

Grandma C said...

Wow, its wonderful that you got to photograph a new bird! I heard and saw a new bird recently but it was gone before I could get my camera.
Maybe it is this crazy weather system that is giving us new birds to photograph.

cobie en bas van Es said...

hij staat er weer perfect op.

Margaret Adamson said...

congratulation on a 'tick' for you and such a pretty bird.

Chris Rohrer said...

Beautiful shot of this Palm Brian! It took me three times to see this bird before I got a shot I was happy with:) Congrats!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

What a beautiful set of images. It is the western subspecies that breeds in western Canada. They spend the winter along the SE coast-- mostly Florida and Georgia. Up where I am now (NE Illinois) we have the Yellow Palm Warbler subspecies migrating through. They breed in eastern Canada and a few of the northernmost areas of NE & Central US.

Amy Burzese said...

Pretty! Congratulations!

Karen said...

He is so cute.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic photos! The background blends perfectly with the colors in this bird.

barbara l. hale said...

Warblers are hard to see much less photograph. This is a beauty! Great photos!!!

bailey-road.com said...

Lucky you! Catching him as he was passing through. Gorgeous series of photographs.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh how lovely!!!

DeniseinVA said...

It's a lovely bird, fantastic photos Brian. The first time I ever saw one was in Florida many years ago. I haven't seen one since.

Susan said...

What a treat for you ... and then for us. He's got lots of personality too :D)

Carletta said...

Congrats on the finding! Sweet captures!

SRQ said...

These are wonderful. Aren't palm warblers fun? I'm impressed you got so many nice, sharp photos. Usually, when I see them, they don't stay still for long.

Marie said...

Oh, Brian, these shots are delightful! Wonderful photography as always! Glad you finally got to see one!

Geraldo Maia said...

Incredible the beauty of these birds. Lovely little birds in contact with the nature.
Best wishes from Brazil: Geraldo