Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Backyard Warblers

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this weeks featured bird I actually a variety of warblers that stopped by my yard for the last week or so.
 I believe I have already shown the Chestnut-sided warbler but I have a few others that I am excited about. It seems the warblers are really attracted to Pokeberries. They LOVE them.



 A fall Black-throated Green Warbler.


A fall Cape May Warbler


A Cape May Warbler at the pokeberries.


Another Chestnut-sided Warbler.


Another Chestnut-sided Warbler



This Goldfinch looking bird is really a Tennessee Warbler..The beak is one way of id-ing a warbler. 




At times I was seeing two Cape May Warblers together, but it was hard trying to focus on one bird with the pokeberries and leaves in the way. I believe I had some other warblers moving around my yard, a few times I would see a warbler disappear into our weeping cherry tree before I could id.


Looks like the warblers also found the crepe myrtle to be a favorite like the Scarlet Tanagers in my previous post.

All of these photos were taken from my deck or my dining room window. It is pretty cool to be able to see all these warblers right in my yard. I am wondering what warblers I was missing all week while I was at work. These shots were taken Friday evening, Saturday morning and some more on Sunday.  I am lucky I did not have to travel to see them, they all came to see me or more like eat our pokeberries.



Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

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

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your nice comments. I always appreciate your visits.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!


64 comments:

Marco Luyken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful shots of these beautiful birds. Very nice to see them hungry for food in the trees.
Well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I think I may have seen a warbler in the driveway puddle yesterday morning. It may have been a goldfinch though as I'm not sure if we get warblers here in MA. I know we have plenty of pokeweed in the surrounding fields though.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Fantastic pics... Even I have tried taking pics of birds... They are so fast.. It's difficult to capture.. Love it

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

I'm amazed at all the different types of warblers visiting you. It's like a warbler sanctuary. I hope we got some for fall migration.

Leora said...

Oh, I love your warblers. How nice they came to visit you (or your poke berries, as the case may be).

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

that yellow is amazing!! really gorgeous against the pink bloom. lovely bird. ( :

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

Me and my nephew saw a goldfinch last weekend and I've never seen him so excited! I think he's going to grow up to be a bird enthusiast. Wonderful pictures!

The Furry Gnome said...

How do you get such great pix right in your own yard!?

Mersad said...

I love images that are taken from a "lurking" perspective, like these. Always interesting to watch! Thanks for sharing.

Mersad

Noushka said...

Fantastic viewings, Eileen, and great shots... Little warblers we don't have around here.

I believe these pokeberries are quite toxic... Phytolacca is invasive now in France and measures are taken to eradicate it because it is also a cause of deforestation where it is prolific.
Cheers and keep well!

Joop Zand said...

These photo's are again very nice...... it's a lovely little bird Eileen.

Greetings, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

Carver said...

Great shots of the warblers. I love the little bird peeking over the top of the crepe myrtle in the last shot.

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely photos Eileen, such a pretty bird and your photos are fantastic!

TexWisGirl said...

you get the best bunch of warblers at your place! :)

Julie G. said...

How lucky you are to have these gorgeous warblers visiting your backyard! Gorgeous photographs of beautiful birds, Eileen! I must keep an eye on the pokeberry plants on our property. I would love to see so many stunning warblers.

Karen said...

Oh these are great! I love the last one with the little guy peeking above the flowers!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

They are all so cute! You got some really great shots. Love how they look up against the colors of the berries.

Zizi Santos said...

Ol[a
nao conheco todos esses passaros mas sei dizer que realmente sao bonitos.
Aqui sao raridade.
por isso venho ate aqui para admirar.
Parabens pelas lindas imagens de sempre.
bj
Zizi

*Manja* said...

super, sie so nah zusehen...
Liebe Grüße,*Manja

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What a nice experience for you to have the various Warblers come to your yard. Poke does attract a big interest from the birds. We had some at our little farm in that gulch area - the Mockingbirds and Catbirds loved Poke. Have an outstanding day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful warblers Eileen. But I must say, I've never heard of pokeberries 'til now.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

They are all sweet little birds, but that first shot is my fave! He's so pretty!

Debbie said...

arm chair bird viewing at it finest....what a treat, all without leaving the comfort of home!!

wonderful captures!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

All your shots are great, but the first one is fantastic with showing details of the warbler!! Love the colors.

George said...

Thanks for sharing another great photo set with us. You got some great shots from your dining room window.

Lynne said...

Love the little Chestnut-Sided Warbler . . . such great photos!

Stephanie said...

Nice shots of the Warblers.

Brian King said...

Wow, you did have a lot of visitors! Beautiful photos! I don't see warblers often so I'm not up on the ID's of most of them.

Linda Alley said...

I can't think of a better way to spend the weekend than with these beauties. I enjoyed your beautiful photos and am anxious for the migrants to find me any day now.

Rambling Woods said...

These are beautiful bird photos.. Perfect for Nature Notes.. Thank you for linking in Eileen.. Michelle

SquirrelQueen said...

They are really enjoying those Pokeberries. The little Chestnut-sided Warblers are adorable. I really enjoy seeing the birds from your yard Eileen.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely story through the pics!

pallavi puri said...

Such vibrant and beautiful colors! Loved the pictures Eileen.

Pallavi

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots of these cute little birds. Have a great day!

Irene said...

Wonderful shots of these beautiful birds, Eileen.

Wish you a great week!

Irene

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!
Wonderful shots!!!So beautiful birds!!!You are lucky seeing them visiting your yard!!!
Have a lovely day!!!Hugs!
Dimi...

Ercotravels said...

What the cute little birds, Eileen! beautiful captures. such a interesting post.

Stewart M said...

They may not be as bright as mine birds - but they still look great!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ercotravels said...

Nice photos
Regrads :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Your backyard is an amazing magnet for birds!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos. The chestnut sided warbler is very pretty and your Tennessee warbler looks quite like our willow warbler and chiffchaff

Kenneth C Schneider said...

It must be great having the warblers visit your yard. I have to go out and search for them! Nice captures!

Phil Slade said...

Wonderful warblers Eileen. Better plant up more of those pokeberries bushes for next fall.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing... I've never seen so many warblers even when we went looking for them at birding places, like when we were in Port Aransas during migration... I'd find it hard to leave that window (darn work for interfering with your birding!)

Montanagirl said...

Nicely done! You have been visited by some awesome Warblers!!

Pat said...

Oh, Eileen, these are wonderful captures! How lucky you are to see so many beautiful warblers.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen... That are all so pretty the Warblers!!
Wonderful set of warbler photo's in lovely settings!!

Grace

Linda said...

Awesome shots! And thanks for identifying them. I only recognize a few birds.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Wow, such beautiful warblers♡♡♡ My first time to see or hear about Pokeberry; haha, must be tasty for your precious birds♬♬♬

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos Eileen.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this little beauties. Wonderful !

Blackberry Lane said...

Sweet pics, Eileen.

Phyllis Oller said...

Thank-you for id-ing my bird,the warbler.We also have lots of pokeberries & most likely the bird was enjoying them.phyllis

Dave said...

A nice variety of Warblers Eileen. And as others have said, its wonderful to see them from your house, we take things fro granted, but things like this are very special indeed

Jen Sanford said...

So much warbler-envy!

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots.

Nancy said...

Stunning Eileen!

Sharon Wagner said...

The pink vines and stems are such a pretty bird backdrop.

NatureFootstep said...

you ae lucky indeed that live where you live. So many pretty guests at your table.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So Blessed you are to have so many species of Warblers visit you. We may have them, yet I cannot land on them at all...I think in fact they may be coming through and eating berries across the lane, yet as soon as I approach, they leave ;(

Chris Rohrer said...

WOW!!!! That's a lot of warblers. I am so familiar with our warblers here, but looking at the photos you have, they look so similar. How do you tell them apart? I've seen the Chestnut-sided warbler but as for the others.....not so much:) Good tip on the TN warbler. A couple have been seen around our area. Searching for warblers can be difficult.....I have dipped on three this season....Hermit, Olive and Hooded:(

Les Fous du Cap said...

Great pictures ;-)
Céline & Philippe