Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nashville, Tennessee (Warblers that is!)

"Look out below!"
Shooting Nashville Warblers from behind AND below can be a dangerous and dirty job!

Kind of a reach for the bloggy title today. I've never had the opportunity to visit Nashville, Tennessee, but I have seen the warbly things with the same names at Magee Marsh. Does that count?
Today was a great day to be out birding with friends. We went on the Ottawa NWR driving tour with our birdy buddies from Western Cuyahoga Audubon. Oooh, we had a few great surprises! You'll have to wait until we get home from the BirdMobile to see those pics. I need my home computer to download and edit all the photos I shot, in the mean time...

Who's my shy little buddy? Warblies can be so bashful...

This is an older photo, but I still like it, so here it is.

"If I stretch out long enough, he'll think I'm a big vicious birdy and leave me alone!"

No silly caption. Just a proud and pretty bird...

A different view of Tennessee..maybe the only one I'll get..

There, he almost turned around for me.

Just like this Tennessee Warbly thing, I gotta run!

Stay tuned for the ..."FURTHER ADVENTURES of the SEARCH for the know, that @#$%@ yellow bird...


  1. ...those little Nashville Warblers are one of my favorite birds. In the spring they are all over the Little Miami River so I get a good fix then. Your fierce, stretched-out fellow made me laugh... Have fun on your trip. Do you have "BirdMobile" spray painted on your BirdMobile? You should (with a lovely photo of a bird from behind underneath)!

  2. Wow! These are beautiful birds and great shots. Love them all. Thanks for sharing your photos. ~Cindy

  3. I think your Tennessee Warbler is actually a female Black-throated Blue Warbler - notice the white patch at the base of the primaries and the face pattern (dark auriculars, sharply bordered lower eye-arc).

    Nice photos though - far better than any of my attempts at taking pictures of warblers have ever turned out!

  4. Oopsy daisy! I made a mistake, go figure. Can I use the color blind excuse here? How about the one where I blame it on someone else telling me it was a Tennsessee...or maybe the confusing fall warbler thing...or...