Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mandatory Post on Warblers

Here's Birder mandated post on warblers.  Those tiny jewels of the trees have been moving across North America.  They are great reminders of how amazing and beautiful our feathered friends are and how much they can accomplish on their own.  They find great habitats and amazing places to live and stopover.  But that doesn't mean that our efforts have ended.

Visit the American Bird Conservancy ( and your local bird clubs to learn about the different efforts that are occurring across the nation.  What is your favorite warbler to see?

Yellow Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Blue-Winged Warbler


Wild Bird Wednesday - Link here

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pledge to Fledge

Finding new birds is always fun.  But it can be amazing to find fledgling birds.  They are literally new birds!  They are also the new hope for birds across the world.  Many birds are struggling and populations for most birds are declining.  Seeing new birds and young birds presents exciting and new opportunities for species as well as many dangers.  New birds are especially susceptible to dangers like disease and predation.  As I snapped the picture below of the tufted titmice, blue jays were stalking overhead and were waiting for their opportunity to pounce.

What new birds have you seen?

Tufted Titmouse, Adult and Newbie

Flegdgling Downy Woodpecker

A New Carolina Wren

Wild Bird Wednesday - Link here

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

April Showers bring May Migrants

Today's featured bird was one that got lost a few miles from Atlanta's Airport.  A Black-Necked Stilt showed up in a swallow pond at the Huie Ponds.  I'd seen them before in Texas and Delaware, but Black Neck Stilts are awesome birds so I didn't want to miss the chance to see one.  This one was gorgeous and hung out with some meadow flowers.  Not typically a breeding area for them, this one probably overshot his flight or managed to find a new stopover somewhere.  Its hard to say what brought him here, but as with most migrants, the important thing is to enjoy it before returns home!

What's your favorite migrant of the year?

Black-Necked Silt @ All About Birds - Link here

Wild Bird Wednesday - Link here