Small Birds

Palm Warbler.
Golden-crowned Kinglet.
Yellow-rumped Warbler variations.
Pine Warbler.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Here’s a special one. Yellow-throated Warblers breed to the south of us. So they’re rarer up here, having overshot their migration.
Note the lores here. The spaces between the eyes and the bill. That line is white in this case. This makes this one of the Setophaga dominica albilora subspecies. These typically migrate to the west of the Appalachians, but will show up in our parts this time of year. The eastern subspecies has a patch of yellow in the lores. (Info from the Warbler Guide)

3 Responses to “Small Birds”

  1. 1 Ellen April 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Gorgeous little creatures. Listening to Wendell Berry read his poems and looking at these beauties is as good as it gets on this Sunday morning. Thank you

  2. 2 alaspooryorick April 19, 2020 at 8:25 am

    lovely harbingers of Spring among the branches and buds.

  3. 3 Chuck McAlexander April 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    It’s “ooh, ooh, looky ” season again! I feel like a thirsty man who was just given a cold glass of water. I got my drug.

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