‘Tis the season for Warblers


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………

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

The Yellow-rumped Warbler is probably the most seen here in the San Angelo area.

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

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.

MacGillivray's Warbler

MacGillivray’s Warbler

The MacGillivray’s Warbler is very similar to the Nashville Warbler pictured below.  But check the eye.  The MacGillivray’s has the barred eye.

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Without that black cap on the Wilson’s Warbler, it would be confused with the Yellow Warbler pictured below.

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

I hope you enjoyed these photos.  Click on any of them to see some enlargements.

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21 thoughts on “‘Tis the season for Warblers

  1. This is the Audubon’s, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen – we get the Myrtles mainly. Beautiful photo! Maybe I’ll get lucky and see them in Edwards County in April.

  2. Beautiful Warbler pics!! I agree with Polly, the Black and White is my favorite. I can’t wait until the spring migration brings the warblers back through here again. I fell in love with them this fall!

  3. Nice work Bob! The black and white Warbler is by far my favorite and I love the story! What an extraordinary bird and so glad you got to capture this rare sighting!! Beautiful photos! You need to make a new book (I’ve already bought everyone I know your book lol). Hope you and your wife are doing well 🙂

    • Hi, Polly. I am so glad that you think so well of my work. So it was you that bought all 110 copies? 🙂 I better get busy with another one. The best to you and yours. 🙂

  4. yes, tis the season for warblers and such a delightful splash of warm color..it is cold here, Nor a whole lot of snow, but only 20 degrees at 2 this afternoon. Stay warm!!!

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