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Black & White Warbler

Black & White Warbler

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Black and White Warblers, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and Carolina Wrens were all flitting around the shady leaves of the Live Oaks here on my street.  I took these pictures on a hot Florida afternoon.  These songbirds were likely attracted by the numerous caterpillars up among the shady canopy of leaves in these massive Oaks.  I also have noticed that it may be molting season for many of these small birds.

I took a picture of a beautiful but rather ragged-looking Eastern Bluebird the day before I took the pictures of the Warbler, Titmice, Chickadee and Wren.  All of these birds enjoy eating caterpillars, small insects, and spiders.  The Black and White Wrens and the Carolina Chickadee are occasional visitors to my neighborhood, while the Tufted Titmice and Carolina Wrens are pretty regularly seen resident birds.  I took these pictures on July 26-27. 2013 in my yard and from my neighbor’s yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Eastern Bluebird in Molt

Eastern Bluebird in Molt

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Comments on: "Tiny Songbirds on a Hot Florida Afternoon" (9)

  1. Beautiful little songbirds, Linda. You would NOT believe this late July weather up here this year. I still have on a sweatshirt now–and it’s 12 noon… It was in the low 50’s this morning –and the high yesterday was only about 70… Awesome!!!!!! BUT–so different from most July days.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Well, being Florida, you know that it is hot here. It is 90 degrees F. with 53% humidity at 2:43 PM. Glad you have cooler weather there in Fairfield. The birds here are molting and we have had more rain yesterday so it is difficult to find many birds to photograph. Have a most pleasant Tuesday tomorrow.

  2. the b&w warblers are so cute!

    • Hi Theresa, I agree that the Black and White Warblers are adorable! These are the second Black & White’s I have ever seen here. Have a super nice Tuesday tomorrow!

  3. I wish I could see one of these black and white wrens!!

    • Hi Ginny, The Black & White Warblers are neat little birds with pretty black stripes and swirls. The Black & White Warblers are about Goldfinch or House Finch or Eastern Bluebird-sized birds. The ones here were high up in the canopy of the big Oaks. Hope you do get to see some. Have a fine Tuesday tomorrow!

  4. Those are all cute little birds!

    • Hi Montucky, Well, those and the Crows are about all the birds that I have been seeing around here in last few days. The weather had been very rainy hot and windy so the conditions were not too conducive for bird watching anyway. Have a super good day tomorrow and thanks for your always nice comments!

  5. Wonderful collection of great birds. The bluebird and the B&W Warbler are my favorites. And I love the cute wren. Great post and birds. Have a happy day!

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