Thursday, October 1, 2009

Top Billing!

Look what I found a few days ago!! A Magnolia Warbler. My first! Yea!!
It's always amazing to me to see how Mother Nature helps it creatures blend with the colors of the fall season. After having heard from many experienced birders about all the markings one has to be aware of to identify fall warblers..and there are so many variations..whew!! It's my opinion that this little warbler should get top billing for "having the most"! A nice, bright eye ring, striking wing bars, some streaking on it's yellow underparts...and a tail that shows a large white patch in front of that black tip! Lucky for me that I got a photo of it to study...as I probably wouldn't have remembered any of those field markings two seconds after it flew away! ;0

20 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Good shot.I too like to get a picture so I can identify the bird later.
Blessings,Ruth

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Magnolia Warblers are one of my favorites. Congratulations!

Love your new lay-out too.

Kcalpesh said...

Great shot! That's a lovely bird!

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

You have a new 'lifer' Tina... That's so neat. How many different birds have you seen now??? Hope you are keeping count.

The Magnolia Warbler is gorgeous. And you are right---he blends right into the environment around him.

Congrats...
Hugs,
Betsy

Chris said...

Hi,
Wow too cool! And you got a nice shot of it... You have so many beautiful warblers around! I think we definitively miss that in Iceland!! Well done Tina, and have a nice week end.

HANNIBAL said...

Great find! Congrats on your first! Fall is a tough time to ID warblers for sure!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tina: What a beauty. I really like your new header, great capture.

Eve said...

Wow you know it Tina! This is one of the hardest things for me...warbler IDing!! Congrats!!

Jann said...

Awesome! It's always so exciting to see a bird for the first time.

Gail said...

Good shot.

We keep trying here but with all the animals, the birds won't sit still long.

We have captured a woodpecker and a pair of cardinals but only we know that is what the picture is!

Chris Petrak said...

Congrats! - life birds are thrilling and that's a good one

George said...

This is a wonderful picture of a very beautiful bird. Congratulations.

Bird Girl said...

I have never seen a female Magnolia or even a male in fall - so you did quite well with finding, photographing and IDing this great warbler! Love the purple wild asters with the butterfly - gorgeous!

The Early Birder said...

Excellent sighting Tina & congrats on this new lifer.
Love the new look to your blog.

Thanks for the appreciation of my Tawny Owl pic. FAB.

jalynn01 said...

What a good eye you have..I am always amazed how the birds blend with the trees they choose to sit in! What an amazing find. Way to go girl!

JKoenig said...

Good for you....You could almost miss it in with all those little yellow leaves.

NCmountainwoman said...

Wow! You're really on a roll with the hard-to-find skittish birds. Fantastic!

dAwN said...

Yippee...Congratulations Tina..
and photos to boot...I always have a hard time capturing these little fellas.

Leeloo's mum said...

Congrats on your new bird! He's gorgeous. Some of those warblers are hard to identify, especially when they're young birds or females.

Your new head picture for your layout is quite lovely :)

T and S said...

Neat shot of this warbler, I like the way it blends into its habitat.

would like to hear your thoughts..