Oh, the weather outside is…….nasty. And getting colder by the minute as you can see by the snow falling on this blog. Yes, a Siberian Clipper, or what is best known around these parts as a Blue Norther is going to come whistlin’ in. I don’t think there is anything between San Angelo and the Canadian border except a snow fence. And I’ll bet a dollar it is laying on the ground.
So, what about those warblers. I don’t think I have ever written a post about them. At least not collectively, anyway. We have a few that winter around here, and I thought you might like to see some pictures of each. So, not in any particular order I present………
The Yellow-rumped Warbler is probably the most seen here in the San Angelo area.
A neat story about the Black and White Warbler. What an original name. Anyway, I was at the bird blind at San Angelo State Park, sitting there watching to see what birds might fly in. Suddenly, the Black and White flew in, perched on that twig. Fifteen seconds later it was gone. I had never seen one before, and I have never seen one since. It is a very rare bird around here, and I was at the right place at the right time.
The MacGillivray’s Warbler is very similar to the Nashville Warbler pictured below. But check the eye. The MacGillivray’s has the barred eye.
Without that black cap on the Wilson’s Warbler, it would be confused with the Yellow Warbler pictured below.
I hope you enjoyed these photos. Click on any of them to see some enlargements.