Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hooded Warbler

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

On Sunday morning hubby and I took our walk on one of the reservoir fireroad trails.  The Hooded Warbler is one of the birds seen in this area. We were not disappointed with at least two Hooded Warblers moving around a tree covered in berries. I am using one of my archived shots of the Hooded Warbler, the birds we saw moved around much too quickly for a photo. But, we had fantastic views of this beautiful bird.


The Hooded Warbler is one of the warblers I am starting to learn its song or sounds. I could hear this bird even before we were close. I love the pretty color and markings on this warbler, it is one of my favorite warblers. The male Hooded Warbler has a yellow mask in a jet black hood.

Seeing the Hooded Warbler reminds me of the quote.. My favorite bird is the bird I am seeing right now. I am sorry I can not find the author of the quote and I may not have the quote worded perfectly. But, I think you can tell I too have many favorite birds.

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Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.

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I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!



49 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful warbler, Eileen. I do NOT know my Warblers --but there are many beautiful ones, aren't there? The Hooded Warbler is gorgeous. Glad you saw him!

Hugs,
Betsy

TexWisGirl said...

what a beauty!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Eileen!!! You managed to frame this Hooded Warbler perfectly!!! This is without a doubt one of your best photos, ever.

I had to stop and call Bud into the room, the Hooded is one of his favorites. He admired it greatly.

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.

MyMaracas said...

What a little beauty! Another new one for me.

Brian King said...

I've never seen one of these. What a beautiful bird!

Carver said...

Fantastic shot of the hooded warbler. Its a beauty!

Celeste said...

What a handsome little fellow, love that little yellow face :)
You are so right - how could we possibly choose one favourite bird?

Linda Gross said...

What a pretty bird!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a beautiful bird. I have never seen one before. I don't think we get any of them around here.

Rambling Woods said...

I don't have any warblers on my list.... So pretty.... Michelle

DeniseinVA said...

Great find on the warbler Eileen. Such a pretty bird and this is a great photo!

simply bev said...

He's beautiful! I've never seen one - so thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Beautiful Eileen . . .

Blackberry Lane said...

Breathtaking photo, Eileen.

Stephanie said...

He is a gorgeous looking bird.

mick said...

Great photo and beautiful bird.

Carole M. said...

...what a treasure!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a wonderful warbler -- I'd love to see it in 'person'....but your picture is the next best thing. And I love that quote, whoever said it. It's very true for me too.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the colour of this beauty.

Kevin Franck said...

Those birds are so pretty. I had always heard of Hooded Orioles, but never Warblers.

At Mum's place this past Spring I photographed one, but they are so shy and quick to get close to and I don't have the type of professional camera to zoom in.

Joop Zand said...

Thats a lovely one Eileen....i like the colors very much.

Greetings and i wish you a nice wednesday, Joop

Sue said...

Gosh, those are pretty birds. I wonder if we have them. Sometimes you "hear" birds, just don't see them. I'll have to check out their song on the net.......

Bob Bushell said...

I think that is one in a million, it's beautiful.

Digi-Irma said...

Very beautiful bird and very well photographed, Eileen.
This species I have never seen.
Greetings Irma

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

The little yellow bird is beautiful ! Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Noushka said...

It is a gorgeous looking bird!
Lovely pic Eileen!
We don't have it here in the south of France, great to discover what species you can see!
Cheers, keep well!

diane b said...

That is clever to be able to tell a bird from its song. He is a pretty bird. I find most birds hop about too fast for me to snap.

Richard Pegler said...

Wonderful bird, beautifully captured!

Leora said...

Oh, I wish I were seeing these pretty warblers! As I often see pigeons, I can't say your quote works for me. But I do see beauty in our little sparrows.

Montanagirl said...

He is just beautiful! I love the black and yellow.

Debbie said...

such a cutie, i have never seen one...until now!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this Eileen! I love birds with yellow in them (especially Goldfinches) and this Hooded Warbler is beautiful!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a gorgeous bird!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!
Great shot of the Hooded Warbler bird!!It looks so preety!!It's good you can tell a bird from its song!Thank you for sharing!!Have a lovely afternoon!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, I would love to see that bird! Nice shot and nice story! the quote is by Ken Kauffman. I think he said it in an article in Bird Watcher's Digest! It may also be in his book, Kingbird Highway. And I totally agree with him and you!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful! I hope to see one some day. Your picture is a nice one. Have a wonderful day!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Gorgeous bird! And I like that quote. There are so many beautiful birds it's hard to choose just one favorite!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, he is so pretty. I don't think we have them here.

Pat said...

Beautiful shot!

George said...

This is a beautiful bird -- you did a great job in capturing this photo. I like your quote about your favorite bird.

Caroline Gill said...

What a stunning warbler, Eileen! Our warblers tend to be muted colo[u]rs.

CabinGirl said...

How exciting, Eileen! I've never seen one of these - your photo is great!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a handsome fellow. I have never seen these birds before. That is a great shot Eileen.

Stewart M said...

Yellow and black is a real winner in the looks stakes!

What a great looking bird.

Cheers - Stewart M

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Warblers are amazing and confusing. I love this one.
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi Eileen, sorry for my tardiness, been a very busy week...I thought that retirement was supposed to be more down time...whew, not here, run, run, run. Your image is absolutely gorgeous. Have a great long weekend~

beyondzephyr.com said...

OMG...that bird is so beautiful!

Linda said...

Neat bird! I'm not familiar with it.