Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Backyard strikes again!

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:
 Adult female Common Yellowthroat:
 First-year male Black-throated Green Warbler:
 First-year male Yellow-rumped Warbler
 First-year female Northern Parula:

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