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Little prairie on the bough house

A couple of Prairie warblers (Setophaga discolor) investigated some flowering bushes for bugs. This one had a definite gleam in its eye.

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Woods show Wilson’s

Hadn’t seen a Wilson’s warbler (Cardellina pusilla) in a few years, but must’ve just been looking in the wrong places. Jackson Woods in Long Branch seemed to have several, a couple of which were polite about sitting for portraits.

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The Adventures of Bobbin’ Hood

Not too far from where we saw him a couple of years ago, a male Hooded warbler popped up on a windy day and casually skipped around the leaf litter before crossing the path.

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Little warbler is the Prairie

Prairie warblers (Setophaga discolor) were doing a fairly thorough job of scouring the trees for insect edibles, the leaves painting their yellow feathers with a touch of light green.

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Northern flights

Searching the Spring tree tassles for tiny insects, in a bit of turnabout, this Northern Parula may have gotten its own taste of ‘warbler’s neck’ discomfort.

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Magnolia P.I. – Bug Hunter

Looking for insects that might be lurking among the pollen-filled fringe, this Magnolia warbler was nice enough to sit & pose in between bites.

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Warblerhood

An unexpected treat popped into view back in the woods at Weltz Park — a male Hooded warbler (Setophaga citrina).

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Migrate expectations

Flitting around on a seaside cedar tree, this Cape May warbler (Setophaga tigrina) was more intent on finding insects than tempted by berries. While there, he raided a spider web for its ready-made prey (or perhaps the spider itself).

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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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