Clearing Out Some Warblers
In my never-ending quest to clear up the backlog of pic I’ve been meaning to add to GreatBirdPics I reached back to the fall of 2020 and some warbler pics I took then. It just so happens that the pics are of females, which tend to be drabber than the males. After uploading these, only 619 pics to go!
We start out with a female Black-throated Green Warbler. How did I know it was a female? It doesn’t have a black throat!
Although you can’t see the orange feet this is a Blackpoll Warbler. I often misidentify this bird, sometimes thinking it is a Bay-breasted Warbler because they both have a green body with white wingbars. What differentiates this as a female Blackpoll is the black striping on the back, whereas the Bay-breasted is plain.
his female Chestnut-sided Warbler is in its first winter plumage, meaning it is quite young. The yellow cap and the two white wingbars, and white eye-ring help with the identification.
Here’s another female warbler – a Magnolia Warbler to be exact. Drab compared to the male, it still is a striking bird.
Another drab, yet beautiful female warbler is this Palm Warbler. Although the colors are muted, you can still see a hint of yellow beneath its tail.
Even when they are in their drab plumage, these warblers still stick out.
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