Warblers

All photos are Marshall Faintich


Female Bay-breasted Warbler


Male Bay-breasted Warbler


Male Bay-breasted Warbler


Male Bay-breasted Warbler


Male Bay-breasted Warbler


Male Bay-breasted Warbler


Male Bay-breasted Warbler


Male Bay-breasted Warbler


Male Canada Warbler


Female Canada Warbler


Female Canada Warbler


Male Canada Warbler


Male Canada Warbler


Male Canada Warbler


Male Canada Warbler


Male Canada Warbler

One of my favorite warblers, a Prothonotary Warbler, was foraging in the thicket about 30 feet away from me. When it saw me try to take a photo of it, the warbler flew right up and landed in a tree about 3 feet away from me. It was so close that I had to back up on the boardwalk to get the camera to focus on it. The warbler stayed there for about five minutes, and then almost flew into me as it went to a nearby tree on the other side of the boardwalk. This bird wanted its picture to be taken!


Prothonotary Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler

One of my goals was to get photos of a Magnolia Warbler in breeding plumage. There were lots of this species to be seen and photographed.


Male Magnolia Warbler


Male Magnolia Warbler


Male Magnolia Warbler


Male Magnolia Warbler


Male Magnolia Warbler


Male Magnolia Warbler


Male Magnolia Warbler


Female Magnolia Warbler


Female Magnolia Warbler


Male Magnolia Warbler

Yellow Warblers seemed to be everywhere.


Male Yellow Warbler


Male Yellow Warbler


Male Yellow Warbler


Male Yellow Warbler


Male Yellow Warbler


Female Yellow Warbler


Female Yellow Warbler

Yellow-throated Warblers are very rare there, but I was lucky to seen one. [upate: Mark J., Aberdeen, MD, pointed out that this bird is a female Blackburnian Warbler and not a YTW - thanks!]


Yellow-throated Warbler

Another one of my objectives was to get better photos of a Blackpoll Warbler in breeding plumage. I got several male Blackpoll photos, and Blackpoll females with and without a yellow breast wash.


Male Blackpoll Warbler


Male Blackpoll Warbler


Male Blackpoll Warbler


Female Blackpoll Warbler


Female Blackpoll Warbler


Female Blackpoll Warbler


Female Blackpoll Warbler


Female Blackpoll Warbler

Another goal was to get a good breeding plumage photo of a male Blackburnian Warbler. I was successful in getting some good female Blackburnian photos, but the male Blackburnian photos are still lacking in the quality that I would like to have.


Male Blackburnian Warbler


Male Blackburnian Warbler


Male Blackburnian Warbler


Female Blackburnian Warbler


Female Blackburnian Warbler


Female Blackburnian Warbler


Female Blackburnian Warbler


Female Blackburnian Warbler

Although I did see and photograph a Mourning Warbler in breeding plumage, the bird was very secretive, offering me only a few quick photos of it in the dark underbrush.


Mourning Warbler

I did see and photograph an unusual Black-throated Green Warbler. This species normally shows a dark olive cheek surrounding by a bright yellow border.


Black-throated Green Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler

I photographed one with an almost totally yellow cheek and a black eye line, and thought perhaps that it might be a different species (Golden-cheeked) that was far from its usual range. After showing the photos to Kenn Kaufman, a renowned warbler expert who was at Magee Marsh, he said that it was probably an extreme variant Black-throated Green Warbler.


Black-throated Green Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler

And here's the rest of the warblers.


Black and White Warbler (left); Northern Waterthrush (right)


Black-throated Blue Warblers; male (left); female (right)


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Common Yellowthroat (left); Nashville Warbler (right)


Northern Parula


Ovenbird


Female American Redstarts


Tennessee Warbler


Wilson's Warblers; male (left); female (right)


Yellow-rumped Warbler (left); Palm Warbler (right)