Bird Photography Weekly

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Sitting in the car with all the windows and sunroof open, I leaned back with my eyes closed to revel in the cascade of voices around me.  Wood Warblers were singing, off in the distance a Black-billed Cuckoo called, the Wood Thrushes led the  flute section of the woodland orchestra, a Scarlet Tanager chatted hoarsely, a Least Flycatcher provided explosive commentary.  I had just opened my eyes, considering a side jaunt over to check on the Ceruleans, when a friendly Chestnut-sided Warbler popped up close to the car to meet me.

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13 responses to “Bird Photography Weekly

  1. …wow! How lucky is that? Enjoyed your narration, and what a beautiful photo!

  2. Was the Chestnut-sided “pleezed, pleezed, pleezed to meetcha?”

  3. Very nice photo and I love your commentary!

  4. Awesome photo, Bev.

  5. Don’t you just love surprises like this? A beautiful moment indeed.

  6. What a delight to listen to the different calls AND get a great shot! Lucky you.

  7. Amy

    Aargh, lucky shot! I mean, who has warblers just coming right up to them?! And you had your camera ready!? Unbelievable! Grr. ;)

  8. Lovely story! It’s as if we were there with you enjoying the music of nature and even being rewarded with a friendly pose from a Chestnut-sided! Wow!

  9. Quite a handsome little chap, isn’t he? Great shot for BPW, Bev!

  10. Hey! That is a beautiful picture of the Warbler!

  11. Beautiful capture of the Chestnut-sided Warbler Bev! What a delight to open your eyes to. Don’t you love just listening to the chorus with your eyes closed? Truly a concert for the heart.

  12. Lovely photo, Bev.

    It is great to hear bird concertos like this. Although I do wish they could turn the volume down for the 4 a.m. dawn chorus just a teeny bit.

  13. Great photo of the chestnut sided…
    I cant seem to capture any warbler with a camera…still trying.

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