Friday, September 7, 2012

Warbler Camo (or how to hide an American Redstart)


I chose not to crop this photo because I'm amazed at how well this female American Redstart is camouflaged in our birch tree. Even her body silhouette is close to the shape of the leaves.

This tree is a favorite of the gnatcatchers and all warblers. During spring and fall migration it shivers nonstop in the morning and evening hours as dozens of warblers flit through it picking bugs. The best part? It's only 20' from my favorite stoop sitting spot!

6 comments:

  1. Stunning! It really blends in perfectly!

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  2. amazing photos in blog and gretings from may ornithology blog

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice comments. Just subscribed to your blog - love the Greater Flamingo photos.

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  3. The bird really does blend in, isn't nature marvelous?

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    1. No wonder I have such a hard time getting them on film :-D

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