Archive | May 25, 2011

Warblers and Wildflowers

I had a busy week at work, but I was able to visit Hurdman Park on the Friday before the Victoria Day long weekend. The day started out warm and sunny, but thickening clouds made photography difficult well before I was ready to head back to work.

I started my visit with a walk along the feeder path where I encountered a couple of different warblers foraging in the tree tops. A plain yellowish warbler with dark wings, white wingbars and gray feet was later identified as a female Bay-breasted Warbler; the warbler singing “Wheat-a, wheat-a, we-teach-you” turned out to be a Magnolia Warbler. Of course, the familiar songs of Yellow Warblers and American Redstarts seemed to follow me wherever I went!

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