Saturday, April 11, 2009

Waiting for Warblers

I have been mostly a raptor guy since i started birding 2 and a half years ago. But i am starting to spread tot he passerines. I want to get some good warbler shots, so i need to be perfect. I need to get their calls down pat. I made warbler flash cards just likee i make spanish flash cards. Yellow warbler on front, and sweet sweet so so sweet on the back. I am going to the store to hopefully buy a cd, with bird songs. Then instead of listening to regular music in the shower i will listen to the black throated blue warbler haha. Warbler season is really only a few weeks away and I have a lot of work to do. I have a place I am going where there are the following warblers nesting
1.) Cerulean
2.) Hooded
3.) prarie
5.)Blue winged
6.) golden winged
7.) black and white
during migration i saw black throated blue and black throated green and chesnt sided warbler too.

The early migrants are on the way though. At a local park yesterday i came up with chipping sparrows, pine warblers calling, a palm warbler, my first osprey, and kestrels, and bluebirds.


  1. What a great plan! I'm lazy - I have an ipod with birdjam loaded on and I make a list of the warblers I want to see and use the ipod to call them in - not always but sometimes. In Central Park I didn't have an ipod - but the park was FULL of warblers. Also 'pishing' can get you lots of curious little birds! I can't believe you got that osprey with a fish - and in the perfect position to see it - bravo! Great finds and great pictures! You've given new meaning to 'singin' in the shower' ;-) Good luck!

  2. Keep up the good work, Bird Boy! Good luck with the warblers!!