For my World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes post I am showing the Blackburnian Warbler. It was one of the first warblers we saw as we arrived at Magee Marsh boardwalk. Magee Marsh in Ohio is a great place to go birding and to see warblers. During my two and a half day visit there I saw 19 different warblers. The spring warblers are so colorful and pretty. Magee Marsh is a resting place for the warblers before they hop across Lake Erie to Canada to their breeding place. I must say if you are into birding Magee Marsh during the spring migration in May is a great place to see the birds.
The male Blackburnian is a beautiful and colorful warbler and was one on my most wanted to see list.
The male is one of the most striking warblers I have ever seen. It breeds in spruce, fir and hemlock forests as well as mixed hardwoods. It is an active forager.
The male's head has a pattern of orange and black, it's back has white braces and extensive white in coverts. I have seen the female here in Maryland and I was so excited to finally see the gorgeous male in Magee Marsh, Ohio this week. The warblers are fast moving birds, hopping all around the trees. And of course as soon as I spotted the birds and focused my camera they had moved on to another spot on the tree.
To see more wonderful and beautiful birds please visit Springman's World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes. Thanks to Springman and Michelle for hosting and thanks for stopping by to see my post. Have a great week! Happy Birding!