Wednesday, May 9, 2012

LOOK FOR: Migratory Warblers

In the last 2 years, we've had a bunch of migrating warblers come through our yard in mid-May. In fact, we've noted four of the same species two years in a row. I like to think they remember our little pond as a nice stopping-over point (but I'm sure it's just random).

Have you seen any of these birds lately? I'm keeping an eye out to see if this will be the third year in a row for our backyard guests.

Blackpoll Warbler male 20110414
Photo credit: Ken Schneider
Blackpoll warbler
Canada Warbler (male)
Photo credit: Jeremy Meyer
Canada warbler
Common Yellowthroat, PA
Photo credit: Kelly Colgan Azar
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Photo credit: Dan Pancamo
American Redstart
Yellow-rumped Warbler, male
Photo credit: Kelly Colgan Azar
Yellow-rumped warbler
Photo credit: Laura Gooch
Northern Waterthrush
For birdsongs, see the warbler list at the fantastic All About Birds.