White-Eyed Vireo, Bird, Branch

I discovered this photograph of the White-Eyed Vireo in the set I took a few weeks ago while on a photography field trip with Ray Hennessey. This morning, via an email exchange, Ray helped me identify this bird.

According to the Audubon Society website, the White-Eyed Vireo is:

A busy bird of the thickets, most common in the southeast. Although the White-eyed Vireo usually stays in dense cover, it is not always hard to see; it will come up to examine and scold a birder who stands near the bushes and makes squeaking sounds. Even when it remains out of sight, its snappy song is distinctive. In Bermuda, where the bird is common, it is widely known as "chick-of-the-village," a good rendition of the song.

I started using the Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab by Cornell University app for iPhone which I found via the allaboutbirds website. There is an Android OS version. It correctly identified every bird from the photos I took. How cool is that!!

I took hundreds of photographs of this bird during the field trip with Ray. I love the bright yellow features and blue-grey feathers. I was even blessed with a warbling performance.

You can learn more about Ray Hennessy's work and signup for his workshops on his website. You can learn more about the Blue-winged Warbler at the Audubon Society’s website.

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (386 mm, f/5.6, ISO8000), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO6400), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

I am not sure about the identification of this bird but I think it's a Common Yellow Throat Warbler.

Abundant and well-known, the Common Yellowthroat has succeeded by being a nonconformist. As the only one of our warblers that will nest in open marshes, it is found in practically every reed-bed and patch of cattails from coast to coast. Although it sometimes hides in the marsh, its low rough call note will reveal its presence. The male often perches atop a tall stalk to rap out his distinctive song, wichity-wichity-wichity.

You can learn more about Ray Hennessy's work and signup for his workshops on his website. You can learn more about the Common Yellowthroat at the Audubon Society’s website.

Yellow-throated Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO1250), © Khürt L. Williams