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BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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This male Bay-breasted warbler, in fine breeding plumage, was migrating through our area last spring. Given the amount of red in his cap, I believe he is a mature bird. Their population is very dependant on the caterpillars of the spruce budworm and other insect infestations and their numbers rise and fall accordingly. They are a little easier to photograph than other warblers as they move about the branches and show themselves a bit more readily.

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34 thoughts on “BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Really beautiful shots, especially the top one – the colours are really magnificent.

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  2. What a beautiful capture of a handsome bird! The photos even convey the feeling of spring!

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  3. That is one bird I’d love to see migrating through New Hampshire. I know they pass through but I’ve not been lucky. Love the photo.

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  4. Great pics. I have a spot reserved on my Life List for this fella. I grew up in the Great Lakes region, but by the time my skills evolved to the ‘warbler’ level I was gone. Only to read later that I was just miles away from some great spots……another reason to go back. Just not in the winter 😎

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  5. These are wonderful shots – what a beauty!

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  6. Isn’t this a sweet one!!! Nice clear photo too.

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  7. Lovely bird with head and chest feathers to match

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  8. Wow, I’ve never seen or heard of them. Nice

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  9. Gorgeous! What I would give to see one of his species with my own eyes. I always seem to be where he’s not during spring migration. Persistence will pay off, and borrowing words of the wicked witch of Oz, ‘I’ll get you, my Pretty!’

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  10. What a cutie. We don’t have them round these parts. 🙂

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  11. Lovely shots with the beautiful evergreen branches to accent the bird. He is quite a beauty.

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  12. Beautiful captures of this lovely bird!

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  13. That second one is hilarious, looks like he’s about to tell you off. I have noticed some birds and ducks get nosy when they hear the shutter clicks.

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  14. Beautiful! You’re so lucky to get such a variety of warblers!

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  15. What an attractive looking bird.

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