Saturday, August 28, 2021

Mourning Warbler 8/28/2021


     A dozen or so warblers swarming around my mulberry tree prompted me to search for a possible rarity among the tree debris left by a windstorm earlier in the month.  I was rewarded with good looks at Bay-breasted, Chestnut-sided and Wilson's Warblers.  But the highlight definitely was a Mourning Warbler.  The first year female was a little challenging to identify but it stood still long enough for me to get some photos. Shoot first ID later.  It is a new addition to the yard list which now is up to 171 species.


Here are some of the other warblers that were present today.


Wilson's Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler
   Also seen today but not photographed were Magnolia Warbler and American Redstart.  Pretty good day for August.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Mark! I never expected an eye ring on a 1st year bird. Looked like the largest Nashville Warbler I ever saw. Well done!