Saturday, May 16, 2015

Magee Marsh Wave 3: Blackpoll, Tennessee, Orange-crowned and Wilson's Warblers

[Magee Marsh, OH. May 2015]

The Parade of Warblers continues at Magee Marsh -- joining the illustrious ranks of the already profiled species such as Blackburnian, Magnolia, and Cape May are new species such as Bay-breasted, Orange-crowned, Tennessee, Blackpoll and Wilson's.

First a warbler of earth tones -- Bay-breasted:
Bay-breasted Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
The champion of warbler migration, Blackpoll:


Blackpoll
Blackpoll
During the Biggest Week, crowds on the boardwalk are common and nothing acts more than a crowd magnet than the Blackburnian Warbler:


Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Cape May Warbler:
Cape May Warbler

Cape May Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler:
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler:
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler seen on the Estuary Trail:
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
The Tennessee Warbler was one of the loudest:
Tennessee Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Like the Orange-crowned, the Wilson's is a passage migrant in the East but a breeder in the Western US:
Wilson'sWarbler
Wilson'sWarbler
  Finally, the familiar Yellow Warbler:
Yellow Warbler


There are many renowned avian spectacles in North America -- the congregation of Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache, the lekking of Grouse in the Great Plains, the huge flocks of Snow Geese migrating South, and to this list of breathtaking natural wonders, the position at the very top of the honor roll must surely belong to the unparalleled spectacle of neotropical Warbler migration at Magee Marsh.

2 comments:

  1. It's good to see that you had a front row seat for the Blackburnian Warbler, Hemant. The documentation of all your aves is equally stunning.

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