Sunday, May 08, 2016
Black-throated Green Warbler
The distinctive call of the Black-throated Green Warbler is unmistakable. There's just no other bird that has the loud, piercing, zoo-zee, zoo-zoo-zee song that immediately grabs my auditory attention. So when I woke up yesterday and heard it, I immediately grabbed my camera. I was able to make fairly decent image of the bird as it moved toward the lowest branches of our backyard bur oak. The migration is on, and, for the first time, I've made a conscious effort the check the backyard each morning for new arrivals. The most excitement this week came on Wednesday morning, when we had multiple Cape May Warblers, joined by a Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, and a pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. So far, it's been a slow, steady migration, but because I've paid it more attention then ever, I'm seeing more backyard birds than ever.