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Chestnut-sided Warbler with Pokeweed berry stains

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2019 by lilybug1960

Chestnut-sided Warbler with Pokeweed berry stains.
 
I constantly get asked why all the birds come to my backyard. Well it is simple, I make it inviting for them to visit. I’ve shown photos of my yard before, the Bear Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, and I see the looks on people’s faces…its nothing special. That is exactly right, it is very plain, nothing exciting, just inviting. The details are what makes it inviting to the birds. Native plants bring in insects and produce berries and seeds that birds love. I’ve shown videos and still of the bears eating Summer grapes, and birds on flower heads. This is a Chestnut-sided Warbler that just filled up on Pokeweed berries. The purple stain on the beak is the remnants of breakfast. I have several Pokeweed plants growing behind the house and this time of year they are covered with Warblers, Tanagers, Thrashers, Thrush, Bears, and more. They are great for all the birds but especially the ones building up calorie counts for the trip south. It is hard for some folks to let their yards go more native, and I get that, but if you really want to see a larger number of birds visit…invite them.
 
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Chestnut-sided Warbler serenade

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Chestnut-sided Warbler serenade.
 
This is just a quick post of one of the beautiful Warblers we photographed Sunday at Eagle’s Rest during our “planning meeting” Cecil and I had for our trip to the Tetons. Yesterday got off to a bumpy start, mainly a defective rental car tire that we had to go back and exchange vehicles, which set us back about 2 hours or so. However, the day ended on a great note with our seeing lots of snow, a sow Grizzly and her Cub, and a Wolf! All of it was in low light, but we did get some images. This morning we scout for the workshop and meet up with our folks in the afternoon. We are really looking forward to treating the group to some beautiful photo ops!
 
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Chestnut-sided Warbler singing

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Chestnut-sided Warbler singing.
 
Earlier in the week I went to the local park to do some birding. One of the birds that sang and posed for us was this Chestnut-sided Warbler. Most of the time he sang from high in the trees, but he would come down low enough for us to grab a quick shot of him. I love how he chose the perfect place to perch and sing among the new growth of the trees. It is what spring is all about up here.
 
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Chestnut-sided Warbler

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2019 by lilybug1960

Chestnut-sided Warbler.
 
Bear Woods sits in prime birding territory in Pickens County, Georgia. It is not a surprise to me that I am seeing more images shared by friends from our mountain. I go to the park down the road often to see what is moving through and what is settling in for the summer. I had a Cerulean Warbler in the yard 2 days ago, and in previous years the park is a good spot to see them, so I went over there yesterday for about an hour. I could hear a two Cerulean chatting back and forth, but could not locate them. I had a great looking Chestnut-sided Warbler hanging out near my car, so he got my attention. He posed in great light for me off and on for the hour that I was there, almost like he wanted his photo taken! There is lots of activity on our mountain right now and I think the warm spells have brought out more insects and the insects are attracting lots of birds. What a great area!
 
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Chestnut-sided Warbler (f)

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2018 by lilybug1960

Chestnut-sided Warbler (f).
 
This year was the first year that I knew I had nesting Chestnut-sided Warblers in the yard. They were in a patch of small trees and blackberry plants beside the garage. I would see the adults gathering materials and flying into the patch, but could never locate the nest. I finally did find it after they had fledged, but they have been hanging out in the area, with several friends as well. They are some of the “regulars” I get in the Backyard Bird Studio but are usually fairly quick and rarely come close to the porch. Yesterday one finally decided to check out the decaying sunflower stalks and pose for about 10 seconds. I am always excited when I can get a nice close up of the birds in the yard to show the details in the feathers and the beauty of the colors of the birds as well. Fall Warblers are tough to identify sometimes, but fortunately the Chestnut-sided Warbler has that brilliantly colored patch on the head. The lack of any chestnut coloring on the side, as well as her stance, makes me believe that this is probably a non-breeding female. When she returns next year she will have some coloration on her flanks.
 
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My, what big eyes you have…

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My, what big eyes you have…
 
Chestnut-sided Warblers seem to have really large eyes. I think it is the white ring around them that makes them look that way. Looking back in my files from last year, the largest part of the fall migration started when the Chestnut-sided started showing up in groups. The birds will form small “flocks” and travel south together. Yesterday I had groups of 3 or 4 of Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian and Tennessee Warblers coming in to check things out. The Hooded and Black-throated Green Warblers are always here in groups so I seeing good numbers at one time. I thing Fall is just around the corner!
 
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