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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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Palm off time

Some of the woods near the reservoir path in Thompson park were being used as a migratory wayside retreat for Palm warblers (Setophaga palmarum) earlier this month. They share the russet cap with some sparrow species, but paired with a … Continue reading

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Warbling a brown streak

For a while anyway, this Chestnut-sided warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) seemed to find better bug-hunting down closer to the ground vs. way up in the treetops. From this angle, his brown side stripe looks a bit like a wee sporty scarf.

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They call me mellow yellow (quite rightly)

A small flock of these Yellow-rumped warblers (Setophaga coronata) were zipping in and out of trees, dining on what others might find unpalatable: poison ivy berries. Meanwhile, this rather serene-looking female found a quieter spot nearby to take a brief … Continue reading

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