Friday, May 02, 2008

Friday Bird Blogging

One of my Nature Conservancy scientist friends was visiting last Saturday with a group of folks sitting on the deck. As we were talking, the birds were noisily carrying on in the fresh green canopy and one sound stood out a bit...A joyous squeaking call from an invisible source.

"That's a Black and White Warbler," said my friend in response to the sound. "We hear them a lot but don't see them that much."

At that point in my life I had seen exactly one, ever, and that was only for a few seconds while sitting in the woods in the South Carolina mountains. Monday night I saw a mystery bird and went out to try to get a decent shot of it, which I didn't. They just don't seem to want to cooperate. That bird was the yellow throat warbler I posted earlier, but while I was waiting for the yellow throat to sit still, up popped this black and white warbler, posing nicely.

Eyeball to eyeball, he's an intimidating little beast, eh?

4 comments:

  1. Yikes! Pretty scary....looks kinda reptilian.

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  2. we r waiting for flamingo birds in solapur also

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  3. Great photos! I wish I were better at identifying birds (something happens in my brain when confronted with Peterson's pix -- I just can't connect what I've seen to anything on the page). We've had some very odd and different birds coming through this spring.

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  4. Obviously nothing is as simple as Black and White. There are bound to be some gray areas in there somewhere.

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