Thursday, April 30, 2009

the yellows

Photobucket There is yellow along the riverrim. It takes the form of forsythia....

and there are marsh marigolds, daffodils and dandelions, colts foot,wood sorrels...buttercups and yellow violets..all the springtime yellows.

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Several different spring wood warblers wear yellow.

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One of the things I like most about living in the woods--the spring wood warbler migration--is starting to happen. In the eastern USA, our forests have the greatest diversity of wood warblers in the country.

They are the foliage gleaners... You have to look closely to see them. Can you see them in the first and second photos? They blend in with all the yellow, but they are there.

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Once you spot them, it is difficult to know what species they are. So many of the springtime warblers look alike. For instance, is this a Nashville Warbler, or a Connecticut Warbler?

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Note the white eye ring, lack of wing bars, and the length of the tail...which one do you think it is?

12 comments:

Jody said...

What beautiful and amazing photos.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Don't you just love all of these yellows?? Great photos too. You have here a Nashville Warbler. If you look at a book it will show you that the Conneticut has a grey hood which makes its throat grey not yellow like the Nashville.

judy said...

great shots! does it sing with a twang?

Sharon said...

Great photos as always. Your warbler looks so much like our silvereye, a little insectivorous bird found in south eastern Australia.

Leslie Shelor said...

Wow, I didn't see the birds at all at first! Wonderful photos and good eye!

Sue said...

Yellow throat means that's a Nashville. VERY nice photos!

Sharon said...

I'd make greeting cards out of that last shot.

The Gingerbread House said...

I almost missed them..at first I thought it's super-bird or big bird then it's a warbler bird...hiding amongst the yellow leaves..I don't know the difference of the birds :o) but I liked the photo's :o) Ginny

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Beautiful photos!!

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Cathy said...

Nice yellows! So nice, I sent M over here to admire your bird photos.

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