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2012: Warblers etc

Posted: December 28th, 2012, 11:15 am
by Bobbleton
2012 was a pretty great bird year for me. This year's focus was warblers, so I figured I'd post some highlights from that aspect of my year.

Pine warbler
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Northern Parula
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Prothonotary warbler
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Yellow-throated warbler
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Common yellowthroat
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Blue-winged warbler
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Prairie warbler
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Yellow warbler
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Cape May warbler
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"Brewster's" warbler
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Cerulean warbler
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Black-throated blue
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Chestnut-sided
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Blackburnian
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Black-throated green
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Yellow-breasted chat
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Palm warbler
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Hope you enjoyed - perhaps I'll eventually get around to posting some of the other kinds of birds I was able to photograph.

-Bob

Re: 2012: Warblers etc

Posted: December 28th, 2012, 11:36 am
by Rags
Some beautiful warblers on show there. Super photographs - cheered up a gloomy day in England.

Cheers.

Re: 2012: Warblers etc

Posted: December 28th, 2012, 12:05 pm
by pete
Ya got some wall hangers there Bob. Sweet shots, thanks for puttin em up.

Re: 2012: Warblers etc

Posted: January 7th, 2013, 6:27 am
by cbernz
Nice collection! You should do sparrows and finches this year - should be a great year for it.

On a more somber note, I think your Chat is actually an immature Prairie.

Re: 2012: Warblers etc

Posted: January 7th, 2013, 10:25 am
by Bobbleton
Thanks everyone!
cbernz wrote:Nice collection! You should do sparrows and finches this year - should be a great year for it.
Dave already set the terms of this year's competition. Its an all around type deal.
On a more somber note, I think your Chat is actually an immature Prairie.
Not buying immature prairie on that. Here's the full-res - zoom in and take a closer look:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7974 ... 8a6d_o.jpg

Re: 2012: Warblers etc

Posted: January 7th, 2013, 11:10 am
by cbernz
That's a much better view, thanks. The plumage on your bird does superficially resemble Chat, but you always have to go with form over plumage as an ID cue. Chat will never have a small, pointy, bicolored bill. It still looks to me like a dully marked immature Prairie.