“Hope” is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops ... at all - Emily Dickenson

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Mangrove Warblers

I was going to tag this as a Mimosa Warbler, not because they were in a mimosa tree, but because they were taken from the deck at the World Birding Center on South Padre Island after drinking a couple of quite strong mimosa drinks for a fund raiser. The bird showed up unexpectedly (at least to me). A couple of the photos may have actually been taken still seated at the table - taken "in the field" so to speak. Trading drink for camera I rallied to my feet and made my wobbly way to the railing, trying my best to hold myself camera steady. "Here, hold my drink." *click*

Last year I took a couple of I.D. quality photos of an immature male Mangrove Warbler, a very rare bird by location. One of my goals this year was to get better photos of a mature male and female Mangrove Warbler. Today, day two "in the field", I took photos of a mature male and a first year female Mangrove Warbler. I guess I should just ice the camera and kick back for a couple of months. Or until tomorrow.

Mangrove Warbler first year female below, I.D.'d by WBC naturalist Javier Gonzalez.

Thank you Javi for all your help over the past years.

- Gunnar

1 comment:

Redwing said...

Great photos. Mimosa Warbler, it is!