Friday, May 7, 2010

Warblers, Warblers, Warblers

The warblers have finally started pouring through Indiana this spring. Many of the species are more than a week behind their normal schedules but have now started coming through. There are also a few species that are arriving a little earlier than normal, it is an interesting spring. This morning at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Indiana we saw a Golden-winged, Black-throated Blue, and Canada Warblers in the same loose flock of warblers. All three of these species are uncommon migrants in central Indiana. We were also lucky enough to get great looks at other warblers such as Blackburnian, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, and Wilson's.

Here are some warbler pictures to get ready for the full onslaught of warblers and other neotropical migrants.

Louisiana Waterthrush-one of the few warblers that isn't colorful

Prairie Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler-singing his "bee-buzz" song

Yellow Warbler-one of the most common warblers in Indiana

Prothonotary Warbler-one of the most beautiful warblers


eileeninmd said...

Great sightings of the warblers. They are pretty birds especially the Prothonotary.

Chad said...

Its awesome you got some pics... they are such tough little birds to photograph!

Geoff Davis said...

I had a wonderful warbler walk at Richey Woods yesterday and am pumped to see some more. Thanks for sharing your photos!