By Charmaine Albury
The warbler varieties are no doubt high on my list of favorite birds. I start to feel the excitement of looking for them when September arrives. The first of my warbler sightings this fall / winter season was the Black Throated Green, Black Throated Blue, Prairie and Northern Parula Warblers.
It was extremely exciting to see the Black Throated Green on quite a few occasions, in various places on Man-O-War. He even hung around my yard for a few days. The Black throated Green is not considered a common warbler for these parts.
The Black Throated Blue Warbler seems to be more and more common here each year. They are one of the few warblers that don’t have yellow anywhere on their tiny bodies. The males have a design of deep, rich blues and whites.
Prairie Warblers are usually one of the very first winter warblers to arrive. Their bright, vibrant yellow seems to announce: “We have arrived.”
The movement of Northern Parulas are hard to miss as they seem to never stop flitting through the trees. You just know there’s something in through the leaves, but will it ever slow down so you can see what it is. When it does, you’ll be awed with its bright blue and yellow pattern .
More warblers are to come… so Stay Calm and Go Birding.