May 9, 2009

A Nuthatch with Zebra Stripes?

Yesterday evening I (Joel) saw an odd looking zebra-striped bird at the thicket acting like a nuthatch . . . a female BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER!!!  Great bird for around our house!!!  I also saw a Virginia's Warbler, a couple Orange-crowned Warblers, and lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Black-and-white Warbler photos - by Joel Such

Downy Woodpecker flying into photo

Today Marcel and I got up at 5:30 AM to try relocating the Black-and-white Warbler.  We found it plus 200 or so Yellow-rumped Warblers.  We also found an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Virginia's Warbler, and one Plumbeous Vireo singing on and on.  The Ponderosa Pines uphill and south of the thicket were loaded with Yellow-rumped Warblers.  It was also the location of the Virginia's Warbler and Plumbeous Vireo.

Black-and-white Warbler - by Marcel Such

Plumbeous Vireo - by Joel Such

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