Friday, April 22, 2011

Migrating Myrtle

Yesterday the warblers showed up!
 I thought I heard a yellow warbler singing, but I doubted myself, until I saw this myrtle warbler in the front yard.  This one was flitting among the tree branches, feasting on stoneflies.  Fortunately, it was also acting a bit like a flycatcher and watching for flying stoneflies out over the river channel. Otherwise, I doubt it would have sat still enough for me to get a decent photo.
Wow! The warbler migration has begun. 
Soon the tree branches will be graced with many colorful warblers each singing their cheerful tunes as they move through here on the way to their summer homes.
I'm thrilled they like the trees on my river bank.

1 comment:

  1. I love this. Haven't seen too many migratory birds here yet. Well, I should say migratory song birds.