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Smaller Songbirds at Last!

Male Pine Warbler

Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warblers, Palm Warblers, Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Yellow-throated Vireos, and Yellow-rumped Warblers have recently arrived in the area!  Here are some photographs I took of the small cuties in the past several weeks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

 

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Birds in the Neighborhood

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Songbirds abound in my neighborhood these days.  On Thursday, February 6, 2014.  I walked around taking pictures of various birds I saw in the trees, bushes, bird bath, and on the street.  I saw an American Robin, a Yellow Rumped Warbler, a male Northern Cardinal, an Eastern Phoebe, a Carolina Wren, a Red Shouldered Hawk, and a Palm Warbler.

These are really nice and useful birds.  Some of these birds catch flying insects such as gnats and mosquitos.  A few are seed and fruit eaters.  The warblers tend to flit about in the higher branches of the trees or calmly stroll around the streets near the curb trying to find a tasty bite to eat.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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Almost Wordless Wednesday

Here are some pictures of Palm Warblers, and  Yellow-rumped Warblers that I took on April 7, 2013.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Yellow-rumped Warblers? Probably Palm Warblers!

DSC_1985 - 2013-03-24 at 13-13-21These may be Yellow-rumped Warblers.  I am not totally sure but that is my best guess.  They may be in their Winter feathers and also may have been females.  I recently saw a small flock of these tiny birds in several yards along my street here in Florida.  There was a pair that were perched on the eves of one of the homes, that were trying to hunt for insects along the rain gutters (also known by many as eve’s troughs).  They were flitting around a lot.  My street has many stately large Oaks, Magnolias, Sycamores, and Pines, so I will expect to see birds around, in addition to the ever-fun squirrels.  I took these pictures in my yard here in Florida, on March 24, 2013.  The weather had been rainy and very windy.   I am going to post on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s for the next several months.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  P.S.  Blog friend TexWisGirl, has mentioned that she believes these may be Palm Warblers.  I’ll go with that.

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The Yellow-Rumped Warblers Visit

A Couple of Yellow-Rumped Warblers came by the little farm on Saturday, February 18, 2012.  I snapped a picture of one of these little beauties on the roof of my shed, and one in a nearby Oak Tree.  I know that the pictures are not that great but I do think that these are Yellow-Rumped Warblers that are not yet in their breeding plumage.  Many migrating birds are in passage now.  Our weather is a real mix of warm and cold lately here in middle Tennessee.  I imagine that our strange weather is tricking birds into moving earlier than normal by a week or two.  Who can say?

The Yellow-Rumped Warblers eat both insects and fruit and seeds.  They are very small sparrow-sized birds that tend to fly in the company of finches, titmice and chickadees.  All are similar in size to the Yellow-Rumped Warbler.  I am very happy to see a greater variety of birds stopping by the yard here.  I also saw House Finches, Tufted Titmice, an American Robin, Eastern Bluebirds, a Morning Dove, White-Breated Nuthatches, a Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and Starlings.  I took the pictures on Feb. 18, 2012. If by chance, I have mis-identified the birds, please let me know.  I am always happy to have the help of seasoned “Birders”!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

It Looks Like a Yellow-rumped Warbler is in the Dogwood Tree

A tiny grey and yellow bird was flitting about in the blooming Dogwood Trees in my backyard just at the lake-shoreline.  I think it may be a Yellow-rumped Warbler.  The Yellow-rumped Warbler is likely a male in his nesting colors.  The little bird eats insects primarily but on occasion has been known to eat some seeds, and berries.  The Yellow-rumped Warbler was here last Spring at about this time.  I rarely see this tiny bird.  The Yellow-rumped Warblers like to perch in the tree-tops and it is rare to see one in lower trees such as the Dogwood.  But the blooming Dogwood along with the large number of newly-hatched flies around the lake, may have attracted this bird.  The Yellow-rumped Warbler gets its name from that prominent patch of yellow up on its back just above the tail.  The bird has heavy grey-black streaks on its light, nearly white body and a yellow patch on its head and on each shoulder.  I was happy to have caught a glimpse of the bird through the branches of the blooming white Dogwood.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

An Itty Bitty Yellow Rumped Warbler

The Yellow Rumped Warbler is a small colorful sparrow like bird that lives way way up in the crown of the trees.  I took these photographs in my backyard Hickory and Oak trees yesterday afternoon.  It was sprinkling out and was very windy.  The Yellow Rumped Warblers flitted around the trees looking for insects to munch on.  The Warblers are new to me and this is the first flock of Yellow Rumped Warblers that have been here since I moved here last Summer.  I believe that these birds are migrating North for the Summer.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photograph.  Enjoy!

Male Yellow Rumped Warbler

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