Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Yard birds..September Warblers

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

 I do not remember such a great time for seeing new yard birds but September was awesome for seeing Warblers passing thru my yard. I saw the Black-Throated Blue Warblers, Black-throated Green Warblers, Nashville Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Northern Parula, Pine Warblers, Cape May Warblers, Chestnut-sided Warbler and a quick glance at a Hooded Warbler. My yard list grew in the month of September.

 I know I have posted some of these photos but since I think Warblers are cool birds I thought I would do a re-cap and show all of them together. All of these shots were taken from my dining room or kitchen windows.



 Tennessee Warbler and the Northern Parula.


 Tennessee Warbler


An awful shot of a Chestnut-sided Warbler, but I have to record that this bird was in my yard.

 A female Black-Throated Blue Warbler


 The Male Black-Throated Blue Warbler


 Nashville Warbler


 Cape May Warbler


Another shot of the Cape May Warbler


I believe this is still the Tennessee Warbler

This photo caused some confusion as to the id of either a Tennesse or the Northern Parula.

The Black-throated Green Warbler


Another shot of the Black-Throated Green Warbler




Days later the Tennessee is still around.

Not too sure if this is still the Tennessee, look like it.

These are all the warblers I saw in my yard during the month of September. There were a few others I saw like the Hooded Warbler and some others moving thru the branches I could not id. I could hear the Pine Warbler close by.   I am thinking I missed even more warblers while I was at work Monday-Friday. Most of these shots were taken either on the weekends or in the evening after work. So, it is possible my yard saw many more warblers. I have seen the Pine Warbler here even in the winter months. The Northern Parula is a breeding bird in the woods around my house.


I am also sad to think that if the they decided to do more logging in the woods around my house it will be BYE-BYE Warblers. The trees and woods here are probably the main attraction for these warblers. They have already done a large clear-cut and then had the nerve to spray herbicide on the area. I against any kind of spraying in this area, we have well water here and I would think they have not proven that herbicides do not hurt the birds and critters.

To see more beautiful and wonderful photos please visit: Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes.
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.

68 comments:

Dan Huber said...

Wonderful variety and photos of these warblers. Congratulations on the big list.

Cloudy said...

Tolle Fotos. Diese kleinen Vögel naschen sehr gerne die Beere, da sieht man sie im Moment sehr oft...

Lieben Gruß und Sonnenschein
CL

Timeless said...

The birds all looked at that and said to each other - "Wow, let's eat here at Eileeen's Smorgasbord. That's what everyone should do is landscape with wildlife in mind.

eden said...

Beautiful photos. The warbler are beautiful birds.Thank you for sharing.

Beth Edwards said...

wow, what beautiful birds. i love your header shots. i so love fall. (:

diane b said...

They are such round, puffy, cute birds. Do they Warble? You can see that I know very little about birds.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

so many warblers!! wow! and in your yard!!

i know what you mean about the loggers...there are pine forests behind us...we haven't seen as many deer lately wandering through...i think because the forest back there a ways...is not there anymore. :(

oh, and i like your new header!

Lynne said...

Wonderful photos and what an amazing count and variety of the Warblers. I hope your surrounding wooded area is left as is so it will continue to survive as a habitat for many birds. I loved this recount . . .

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
Oh, September Warblers♡♡♡ Many beautiful different colors of them; I enjoyed the way how they love to visit you and relaxed(*^_^*) My favorite is the one with yellow head among the berries, which I remember the cutie♪

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Linda said...

Not only am I impressed with the quantity of warblers you had through your yard, but that you can identify them! Wonderful collection of birds!

Montanagirl said...

Nice selection of photos! Love your Header.

TexWisGirl said...

sorry to hear of the cutting and spraying nearby! you really have a delightful bunch of visitors, there.

Debbie said...

you are really lucky to have such beautiful birds in your yard!!

love those warblers!!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen, I can't thank you enough for falling me on FB while we traveled. That meant alot to me...

Love seeing the warblers.. I think we missed our Rose-breasted Grosbeaks this year. The come through here during Sept. --and we were gone.. Oh Well...

Hugs,
Betsy

Renae said...

Your photographs are so wonderful! Thank YOU for liking my photo of my grandson.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Im a big fan of birds! Im on vacations and this morning at the hotel,a little bird grab from my plate a pease of cake!In front of me!OMG!Its in my today post!Have a great October month my dear friend!
Dimi..

Carole M. said...

enjoyed your series very much (and like the collage up top too).

NatureFootstep said...

so many nice warblers.

I am sorry to hear they are spraying herbicide in the area. Of course it is dangerous. For everything that eats and drinks in the area.
:(

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I enjoyed seeing all your birds. I don't see anything like that around here.

Brian King said...

That's a nice variety of warblers! Really nice photos!

AVCr8teur said...

That is quite a group. Let's hope they will still come for a visit despite the clearing in the neighborhood.

MergerProf said...

What a great collection. I agree with you about the spraying. Surely can't be good for the birds!

missing moments said...

What a collection you have in your backyard! Spraying is not good!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Your pictures are wonderful! I have a lot of warblers of some kind around in the woods at the street in front of my place here but I can't figure out which they are as they flit up high and the leaves of the Hickories and Oaks are obscuring the birds. One day, that mystery will be solved and I will get the pictures. Have a super good day tomorrow!

Shey said...

Awesome bird sightings. You're so lucky you got to enjoy them in person. Thanks for sharing.

Carletta said...

That blue one sure picked the right place to stop and pose for you - the background color really compliments him. :)
I'm getting some of those berries for my yard. Your birds love them.
Lovely series Eileen!

Rohrerbot said...

Those are exciting shots and I appreciate you sharing them with us. The warblers are a. difficult to get on camera and b. difficult to ID. You must have been excited seeing all these little birds around. Love the warblers munching on berries.:)

bailey-road.com said...

YOu did a great job capturing these hard to get warblers.

mick said...

A great series of photos of all the warblers. Too bad about the tree felling that is going on close to you. I hope they leave enough trees for the little birds.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures / collages showing.
Always a pleasure to look into your blog.
Wish you a good day :)
Hanne Bente

Phil said...

Looks like you had a fall "fall" of warblers this week Eileen and good fun IDing them all in their autumn colours. Your garden must have lots of insects for them and as you say it's better not to have insecticides close by, just let the birds do the work.A shame you had to work those days when you could have been birding all day without travelling too far. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images.

EastCoastLife said...

Amazing! There are so many types of warblers and you can differentiate them.

Les fous du cap said...

Thank you for visiting us on "Les Fous du Cap". We love this last series of photos in autumn colors ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Red Nomad OZ said...

I've only just discovered how to do mosaics myself - but yours has such wonderful colours it looks FAAAABULOUS! And you're right - those birds certainly do deserve another outing!

Carol said...

I am so sorry to hear that they are logging in your woods :( You live in a such a beautiful place, that's terrible to hear. Wonderful views of the birds from your windows, I always enjoy your captures.

EG CameraGirl said...

I am sooo impressed by the number of warblers that visited you yard! WOW!

lotusleaf said...

So many warblers! I hope the woods around your home will remain intact.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, there are leopards in that jungle of lemon grass.

Crafty Green Poet said...

such beautiful little birds!

Kerri said...

Oh my goodness.....what a variety you had! Warblers are so hard for me to ID!!

Gillian Olson said...

You have had a very interesting group of feathered visitors, thanks for sharing them.

Julie G. said...

Eileen, you are so very fortunate to see all of these gorgeous warblers in your own backyard! I would be thrilled to see just one of them in mine. Gorgeous captures! I especially love the Black-throated Green and Northern Parula, but they all are beautiful. Fall migration is always a fun time of year for bird viewing.

Adam Jones said...

Some really beautiful warblers.

Jerry said...

Wow - Yes I hope for you those loggers keep away, to have these birds come through your garden is amazing. I so enjoyed looking at all your wonderful photographs - thanks!

lenalima said...

Adorei as fotos!
amo passáros.
bjsssssssssss

Laura said...

beautiful Eileen... such keen eyes to see and distinguish these fine feathered friends.

Joyful said...

I love those little birds and the Fall foliage. It would be sad if they did too much logging and your singing birds were gone.

lorik said...

BEautiful selection of bird images - my favourite is the flack-throated blue warbler. Thanks for your visit and comment and I look forward to seeing an orange pic from you in the future:)

Heather said...

Great photos. Love the one near the middle of the female Black-Throated Blue Warbler. My blog

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The warblers are s sweet and your photos are wonderful. I would be terribly upset about that spraying -- for the birds and wildlife and for people too. I'm so sorry.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Eileen,

Wow, all the warblers must be at your house. Gorgeous photos of these beautiful birds. I'm so sorry to hear they sprayed your area, especially with well water.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a great set of birds to see in your garden - my life list would take a bit of a boost if you invited me round for a cup of coffee!!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Australia

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a great set of birds to see in your garden - my life list would take a bit of a boost if you invited me round for a cup of coffee!!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Australia

Jen said...

Wowzer, what an amazing assortment of yard birds! I might need to ask you for some garden tips sometime, though out here we only get a small fraction of the awesome warblers you get out east.

Indrani said...

Great captures!

Betty Manousos said...

love those birds.
must be so enjoyable to watch them.

lovely photos you show, eileen, what a treat!

hope you're having a great day!

Martha Z said...

I see few warblers around here, just the yellow rump so I enjoyed your images.
Habitat loss and house cats, the two big enemies of our bird life.

i stora drag said...

You got a lot of sweet birds in your lovely garden!
Greetings Pia in Sweden

ladyfi said...

Such adorable shots! Have a good weekend.

Tiago Braga said...

interesting birds, so cute and small, lovely

ShySongbird said...

A wonderful selection of warblers Eileen, you are so lucky to have such a variety visiting your garden. I was very sad to read about the logging and the herbicide though, that is such a shame. We had a row of lovely, mature native trees backing onto our garden which were suddenly felled by neighbours because they were shading their greenhouses. I was heartbroken. Some years later the greenhouses have all gone as they are not considered fashionable any more!...and the birds which used to be attracted to the trees are long gone too... :-(

Rambling Woods said...

Grr..we too have having more areas of woods taken down and then they spray. When will see realize what we are doing. It makes me so mad. But I do love all the birds you can find just in your yard..I hope they will have enough woods left...Michelle

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Stupendous images Eileen.

DeniseinVA said...

Fabulous photos Eileen, so many beautiful shots, a real pleasure to see. Have a great weekend!

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful warbler shots! The Pokeweed should be at its prime when I return to Illinois. The Tennessees seem to love foraging in them and even getting the juice all over their faces!

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely warblers, Eileen. You have such a variety! Just seeing a couple of them would be a thrill for me. Sad to hear about the change in your neighborhood and the herbicide spraying.

kulasa said...

they are all so beautiful! I love the second to the last photo most! :-)

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous birds, each lovelier than the other.