Yesterday I mentioned that I had seen a pine warbler but hadn’t gotten a photo of it. An hour later, the bird was back and I got a few photos. Then I got a few more, and a few more. Turns out, the bird was here all day eating mealworms. He visited the suet feeder as well, but mealworms were clearly his favorite — the same tastes as “my” bluebirds. Sometime in the afternoon, a female pine warbler showed up as well. Below are photos of the male and female for comparison.
So with that sighting I can officially declare: It’s warbler season!
(Repeat text: I’m running out of COVID-19 lockdown themes so from now until things get back to some semblance of normalcy, I will simply post my best photo from the previous day. You could say it fits because of its uncertainty and challenge. I’ll call the series “A Day on Merganser Lake,” even though that’s not the real name of the lake I live near in southwestern Connecticut, it’s just a nod to my favorite duck family.)
One of the many latest things on Facebook these days is the Challenge on Nature Photography. Oh, I’m sorry. This is 2015. I mean the #challengeonnaturephotography
I was challenged by my friend David Winston, the landscaper/photographer of Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary fame. The challenge is put up a different nature photograph for seven days and nominate a different person to do the same. Coming up with seven nature photographs will be a breeze. Can I come up with seven Facebook friends who would accept the challenge. Do you want to be challenged? Let me know and nominate you. Above is my first contribution to the Challen … sorry, to the #challengeonnaturephotography
You can look on Twitter using the hashtag search #challengeonnaturephotography for other challenge-takers throughout the world. I’m happy to be part of it and thank David for his nomination.
Photo by Chris Bosak Pine Warblers squabble over a birdfeeder in Danbury, Conn., during fall 2015.
Last post about the Pine Warblers that visited my feeders recently, I promise. I did an original post and followed that up with a post that included several more photos. I’ll conclude with my favorite (previously unpublished) photo I took of the warblers.
The warblers were there for a total of three days. On day one it was one Pine Warbler, on day two it was three and on day three it was back to only one. At one point all three landed on the feeder at once. From the photo above, you can tell they didn’t like sharing.
Photo by Chris Bosak A Pine Warbler sits on a deck railing in New England this fall.
I posted some photos last week of Pine Warblers that visited my feeders. It was a nice sighting because warblers typically do not visit feeders. If you do get lucky enough to have warblers visit your feeding station, it’s usually Pine Warblers in the fall. I was fortunate enough to have three visit this fall. To complement those photos, here are some more … Continue reading →