I was out early with the bunnies and birds last week. A small park just outside of Baltimore named Cromwell Valley Park is for some reason is a magical spot for migrating warblers in the fall.
A small stretch within a tree canopy next to a dry stream is a perfect place for searching for these elusive beauties. High in the trees, where the bugs are, many are familiar with the term ‘warbler neck.’ Getting tired of being a giraffe, I of course, had to go out in the grassy field. At least this time I had my tall rubber boots on, clothes tucked in and well treated with permethrin. No more ticks for this girl.
A number of Common yellow throated warblers were wondering if I had lost my mind, tempting fate once again.
Even a Rose breasted grosbeak joined in with the quandry.
But it was worth it as a beautiful Magnolia warbler was trying a variety of poses in attempts to capture the early morning worm.
It was wonderful to be back with the birds, and with my busy schedule, I hope to squeeze some more time with these beauties before they head south for the winter.
Nature is sooooo cute 🙂
I know..worth all the pain of waiting right?
Very much so 😀
Oh my goodness, such delightful birds. You must spend more time, please, and bring us more of your feathered friends.
I agree, and am scheming to get out this week as it’s a beautiful week.
I love how you capture these little beauties!
Thanks Susan! These guys are little, and fast ! Really tough to capture. Talk about lots of image cropping.
I find that birds and animals are great friends. You have the best neighbours.
All is harmonious in the natural world. Mankind has a lot to learn from that. Thanks Rebecca.
Amazing pictures! (I love Cromwell Valley Park, too!)
It’s really rocking this week if you’re a birder, so get out there! Thanks Robin. 🙂
Great photos, especially the magnolia warbler!
The Maggie was awesome and I was able to enjoy her for a good 10 minutes foraging for bugs. The yellowthroats were all around me, but decided to get shy. 😦
Gorgeous shot of the rabbit 😊
Thanks Mark ! I love that pose too. At first she wanted to run off but then realized I wasn’t going to chase her so she ate grass a little more before hopping off.
I hope your neck has recovered! And I am sure is was all worth it just to be able to admire those beautiful creatures. I truly love that Rose Breasted Grosbeak (a new bird on my vocabulary) and the acrobats of the Magnolia Warbler are just priceless. Glad to see she got her worm: not just for early birds but for the intrepid too! Marvellous!
That Magnolia warbler can teach us a thing or too about getting what we want. Yep, had a massage yesterday – it was lovely. Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for the bird-blast! After having my humming bird feeder up all season, I got a little girl to visit for 2 days before she migrated on. Hope she comes back next year!
I hope so too, and may many more hummingbirds find your oasis. Thanks Ilex.
Lots of birds in my yard but not a single warbler, it’s nice to see them here.
Hope you are out on the “hunt” again 🙂
Glad…glad you are on the “hunt” again – lol.
Thank you so much Maya ! Indeed, the warblers have drawn me out. I’m doing my best to try to send some your way. 🙂
Wonderful bird photography Emily ! I especially love the third photo 🙂
Have a beautiful day !
Thank you so much Jocelyne. Thrilled that you enjoyed this post.
Enchanting 🙂 I love the expression on the yellow throated warbler’s face!
Isn’t that priceless? Love how they express themselves.
It really is 🙂 They can be ever so comical sometimes!