Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler Breeding Plumage
It's a big thrill each spring when the warblers come through during their migration north. After months of gray winter their bright colors cheer us up and remind us that summer is on the way. Then there is the other migration.
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler Non-breeding Plumage
  In the fall the warblers move back through, heading south where there are plenty of insects to eat. During this migration the warblers are in their non-breeding plumage which is usually not as colorful. We still like to see them but on this trip they are a reminder that summer is over and soon the long winter will arrive.


carol l mckenna said...

Another great photo ~ this one is colorful and adorable ~ something about it ~ (A Creative Harbor)

betty-NZ said...

It's interesting how they change during the year. Great photos. You are blessed to see such sights!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Fantastic colours - the yellow and black is so dramatic you can't miss it!

Rambling Woods said...

Whoops.I had the sea turtle instead of this post..but both are great. I am sure our wetland woods hosts some migrating birds and I just have to get out there to see and to listen...Michelle

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely looking warbler!