Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

The muted colors of the basic (winter) plumaged Blackburnian Warbler.

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

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Wilson’s

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

These are adult birds in breeding plumage.

Wilson’s Warbler

This Wilson’s is either a female or a first year juvenile. The distinctive black cap has not appeared yet – or the feathers have not grown in.

Wilson’s Warbler

This might be a young one still begging for food.

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler

Here is an female adult or it could be a “first winter”  ‘Myrtle’ sub-species of the Yellow-rumped Warbler. Looks a lot like the basic plumaged Cape May.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Here is an adult in full breeding plumage. This Warbler changes quite a bit in the winter.

"Myrtle" sub-species of the Yellow-rumped Warbler

“Myrtle” sub-species of the Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Warbler migration has been crazy!

Cape May

Female and juvenile Cape May Warblers can be confused with Yellow-rumped Warblers. They both have the distinctive yellow ‘rump’.

Cape May

There are tell-tale signs that this is a Cape May – there can be a yellow wash to the breast as you can kind of see in the above photo.

Cape May

This is an adult in ‘basic’ or winter plumage. You can still see the orange ear patch, although it’s faded and smaller.

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More Migrants

Northern Parula

Cape May Warbler

Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Northern Parula

Cape May Warbler

 

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Fall migration has begun

Cape May Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler

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Unusual wildflower

double black-eyed susan

“double” Black-eyed Susan

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Baby Season!

American Robin on nest

mallards

Mallard Ducks

Barn Swallow nestlings

hummingbird nest

Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest

grouse,rugged-chick

Ruffed Grouse chick

woodpecker, black-backed

Black-backed Woodpecker

Red-eyed Vireo, fledgling

Red-eyed Vireo, fledgling

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Jewels of the Forest

warbler magnolia

Magnolia Warbler

magnolia warbler

Magnolia Warbler

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Boreal forest fauna and flora

Twin Flower
Linnaea Borealis

twin flower

Twin Flower

Clintonia or Blue Bead Lilly

Moccasin Flower (also known as Stemless Lady Slipper)

can you see the frog?

Spring Peeper Frog

And flowers growing out of rock boulders!

bunchberry

Bunchberry

Scary!!!

and look out for really BIG fauna!

 

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