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Wood churning oven

This little Ovenbird seemed rather social — or at least unconcerned with our presence. It sat still on a nearby branch for a while, then later flicked up the leaf-litter looking for bugs while we walked alongside.

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Still magnolias

Magnolia warblers (Setophaga magnolia) were everywhere one spring day on Sandy Hook, including both the beach and woodland areas. The males seemed especially abundant, or at least conspicuous — and quite dashing in their bright yellow, striped waistcoats & domino … Continue reading

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Cantaloupe eye land

Usually found foraging for insects higher up in the trees, a few Blackburnian warblers (Setophaga fusca) decided to try their luck picking through leaves on the woodland floor. With a bright fiestaware face, swarthy mask, and natty black-and-white togs, this … Continue reading

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Come Cape May

A couple of hours north of his namesake town, this Cape May warbler (Setophaga tigrina) nonetheless seemed to be right at home in a migratory stopover. He’s probably looking for nectar and/or insects in the new leaves of what may … Continue reading

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Yellowbird of happiness

Even from a bit of a distance across a marshy stretch, this Yellow warbler (Setophaga petechia) stood out clearly, cheerfully singing his warbly song.

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Salt & pepper chipper

Unlike its tree-top-preferring friends, this Black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia) and others of its ilk seem to like being closer to the ground. They hop about on trunks & branches like tiny woodpeckers.

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Migrant wooer

With his black-and-yellow striped waistcoat and ebony ascot, this male Magnolia warbler (Setophaga magnolia) has to be one of the nattier outfitted of the spring migrators.

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