A couple of photo sessions in the backyard by the storm water retention pond this morning yielded some nice captures. As a clear sign of fall and the trailing edge of warbler migration, the first Yellow-rumped Warbler of the season showed off its fresh but drab basic plumage. The Cape May migration radar forcast predicts a massive flight this upcoming weekend, so if you want to enjoy the warblers while they are still around do it now!! And for my European friends - keep your eyes and ears peeled as more Ne-arctic vagrants are heading your way!!
As usual - click on images to enlarge:o)
First-year male Magnolia Warbler: