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.
The Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) is a small, vibrant bird in North America. Known for its striking yellow body and blueish-grey wings, it prefers shrubby habitats and open woodlands. Its song, a distinctive buzz, is a familiar sound in eastern forests. These warblers migrate to Central America in winter.
You can learn more about Ray Hennessy's work and sign up for his workshops on his website. You can learn more about the Blue-winged Warbler at the Audubon Society’s website.
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.
This set of images were photographed during a recent Ray Hennessey field trip that I attended. I took a lot of photos of birds that morning. I am still reviewing each shot to find keepers.
The birds fly quickly between the branches of the low trees eating insects. When they stopped, I had just seconds to compose my photograph and push the shutter. I had the frame rate of the Fujifilm X-T2 set on continuous high with camera mode set to performance boost. The camera as shooting at 11 frames per second.
You can learn more about Ray Hennessy's work and signup for his workshops on his website. You can learn more about the Prairie Warbler at the Audubon Society’s website.