Sunday, May 12, 2013

Palm Warbler/Birding

 Palm warbler  (Setophage palmarum)

Back from it's winter home in the southern U.S. or northern Caribbean, this palm warbler won't be finding any palms for a few months since an estimated 98% of them breed in bogs and fens of Canada's boreal forests.

Eastern form, which is brighter in colour than the western

Dozens of palm warblers were flitting about Tiny Marsh yesterday, alighting for mere seconds on branches before jumping to others.  This tiny bird looked so handsome on this maple branch, the leaves just emerging. His rusty cap and yellow markings go well with the leaves, don't you think?

I am linking with I'd Rather B Birdin'  HERE.

32 comments:

Pam ;) said...

What amazing colors and markings. Great photos CG.

Leora said...

What a beautiful bird. I have yet to see one in my backyard. Love your captures.

Magia da Inês said...

Fotos lindas!

¸╭•⊰✿¸.

Bom domingo!
Feliz Dia das Mães!
Beijinhos.♡ღ

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Buttons said...

Great photos and as always perfect information Thank you. B

Łucja-Maria said...

Lovely birds. Look great against the reddish leaves.
Beautiful pictures.
I wish you a nice Sunday.
I send warm greetings from Polish.
Lucia

Sandra said...

this bird is gorgeous, do you have palms in Canada? i was thinking his name came from being the right size to sit in the palm of our hands. love his colors

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shot of the Palm Warbler! Happy Sunday!

Pearl said...

cutie birdie.

Gary said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

what a beauty! just love their russet caps!

Stephanie said...

Yes, he is a beauty, nice shots!

RedPat said...

Fabulous warbler shots you have been getting!

Naturegirl said...

Great close up image! I also love the leaves still in the process of leafing out!

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous rich, warm colours!

Sue said...

Another lovely bird. You should publish a book of all these images!

=)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful little bird!

Pamela Gordon said...

He is a sweet bird with an unusual name as you say. Great photos. The hummingbirds are back here already, earlier than last year. I put out my feeders this afternoon and am watching for them. :)

Anni said...

Extraordinary images!! Love the coloring of the bird against the blue sky and the near-like palm warbler colors of the leaves. Amazing.

Maria Emilia Moreira said...

Há uma certa atmosfera de magia, um colorido diferente. Parabéns!
M. Emília

Lisa Gordon said...

He is just beautiful, and what wonderful photographs these are!

Karen said...

Great shots, the colour of the bird is almost the same as the leaves, he can sit here and not be seen.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is so perfect. I enjoy birds,but almost as much,I enjoy the new growth in spring.

Maggid said...

Hey, THANKS!!! I've never seen one in person . . It's kinda thrilling that YOU can share like this . . don't you think??
-g-

Michelle said...

Such a sweet, little thing!

LONDONLULU said...

This one blends in so well! I love the beautiful coloring and I'm sure it sounded as lovely.

Randy said...

He blends in really well with those leaves.

Nukke said...

Lovely bird photos once again. Cool colors !

Ken Schneider said...

In south Florida we mostly see the dull western race of the Palm Warblers, so it is great to see the eastern form, so brightly colored!

edenhills said...

That is a very pretty little bird. Don't think I've seen one around my part of the world.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Tiny Marsh was a wonderful birding place for you! What a cute little warbler.

Viola said...

A beautiful bird! =) and yes he/she is very well camouflaged when sitting in that tree with those lovely leaves! =)

Rose said...

Great captures! Such a beautiful bird.

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