We’ve had a few beautiful, sunny days lately. I was lucky enough to see two new birds in the last two days. The first was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. I have heard of this bird, but never have seen it before. It was sitting high in a tree eating caterpillars. It stayed for a long time and I was lucky enough to get a few shots.
Yesterday, I was out again and caught a glimpse of this warbler.
I didn’t have a clue what type of warbler this was until I could scour my field guide. It turns out this is a first winter female Blackburnian Warbler. Note the dark cheek surrounded by yellow and the broad yellow partial eye-ring. She may not have the unmistakable flaming-orange throat that the adult breeding male has, but she is still very pretty!
Hope you are having a good week.