Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chestnut-sided Warbler

This update has been awhile in coming, again, mainly because of work and also the fact that I had 2 long trips back to back, having been to Cypress Hills and then Porcupine Plain within hours of each other. I will have a big update soon with all the Cypress Hills birds I managed to find.
Over the weekend, I saw this beautiful male Chestnut-sided Warbler almost still in breeding plumage, (except for the black cheeks), enjoying the sun coming through the upland forest :

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16 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous fellow.

Kelly said...

I only get to see these fellows during spring migration. I always love seeing those colors!!

Chris said...

Hi Nick,
This Chestnut-sided Warbler is simply a marvelous bird and you got wonderful shots of him. Strange that it is still in breeding plumage thought!

Nick S said...

Thanks guys. Quite often we will see Warblers passing through on their way south again, still in their breeding plumage.
This of course is not always the case though , with most seen in their fall colours.

holdingmoments said...

What a beauty! That first one is a stunner Nick.

JRandSue said...

Outstanding Photography,stunning Images.
John.

The Birdlady said...

Little cutie, he is! I love blogging, but I still can't learn to like Facebook!

Andor Marton said...

Fantastic shot and extremely sharp. Of course the bird is also very cute ... I haven't seen till now such a fellow.

The Early Birder said...

How very appropriately named Nick. Excellent work as always. FAB

Nick S said...

Many thanks guys. A lot more to come soon !

HANNIBAL said...

You must be a bird whisperer as your close ups are consistantly perfect!

forestal said...

Wonderful photos

Dan

Philip said...

All of them are beautiful and tack sharp stunning photography :))

Chris Petrak said...

Interesting how serene the CSWA appears, a contrast to a few months ago when they were singing aggressively.

Tina said...

What magic you have to get these guys to sit still long enough for those shots!!! I saw my first chestnut-sided warbler today, but he wasn't as colorful, and it was all I could do to keep him in sight with my binoculars!!
GREAT job!!

Nick S said...

Thanks everyone. I'll be adding a huge update later today.