Foraging Palm Warblers
Wood-warbler mania has taken over my brain leaving me unable to do much but look for wood-warblers, dream of wood-warblers, and devise plans as to how I can see more wood-warblers. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that this time of year I am pretty much a one-trick pony, a single-track record, a birder stuck in a gaudy rut full of wood-warblers. (See, even my metaphors make no sense this time of year!) But, honestly, can you blame me?
Palm Warblers are a pleasure to behold, especially when they come close and stay still like the one in the picture above did. Usually they are not so confiding and you have to work harder for a decent shot. On a couple of recent outings I decided to take the lazy digiscoper’s way out, keep my distance, and try for some decent, long-range images of foraging Setophaga palmarum. I hope you like the results.