My post for The Friday Ark and Camera Critters.
Fall time can be a confusing time for iding warblers. The summer males turn a duller color and then there are the first year warblers and the females, so many different versions of the same bird. They can make your head spin trying to id these cuties.
Last weekend during a walk here at the reservoir I came across this little yellow bird. And if Hurricane Irene does not ruin my weekend I will be out there looking for more fall Warblers. I have been following my listserve for Maryland and these lovely warblers are showing up everywhere. So get out there and go BIRDING!!!!
After help from some of my facebook friends this bird above was id as a juvenile female Hooded Warbler. I have photo of the male Hooded Warbler below.
My first thought was a Prothonotary Warbler because it was close to the lake. These warblers have been known to nest close to water.
My picture above is the Prothonoary Warbler from Magee Marsh
This is a summer male Hooded Warbler, the same bird as my first picture of the female Hooded Warbler.
And for more comparison on little Yellow birds I have below a pretty Yellow Warbler. This bird is easier for me to id because it has reddish streaks going down its front.
I hope you enjoyed my little Yellow Bird post and to see more critters
Thanks to the host of the Friday Ark and to Misty Dawn for hosting these fun critter memes.
I hope everyone stays safe from Hurricane Irene and not to mention the earthquakes and aftershocks we are feeling on the East Coast. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Birding!!!!!