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EXPLORE #345, May 1/09

 

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Yesterday it was dull, grey and the light sucked. .However, I forced myself to go on my walk and to my surprise I saw a group of this lovely little Palm Warblers. Unfortunately, just as I was going for my "best" shot lol an older woman stopped by and began asking me questions, (quite loudly too). I did my usual thing..and put my finger to my mouth but it didn't stop her..lol She just kept on asking me questions..Oh well...the shot I missed was this little cutie out on a branch all alone. These guys wag their tail and were low in the bushes........It made my day to see them though as it's the very first time I have..Hope you enjoy this one too ;)..(when you see them head on they have a very clear chestnut cap). Cute looking birds..I think.

 

"Length

4.7–5.5 in

12–14 cm

Wingspan

7.9–8.3 in

20–21 cm

Weight

0.2–0.5 oz

7–13 g"

 

"The Palm Warbler is found in two different forms. Birds that breed in the western part of the range are duller, and have whitish bellies. Those breeding in the eastern part of the range are entirely yellow underneath.

 

Despite its tropical sounding name, the Palm Warbler lives farther north than most other warblers. It breeds far to the north in Canada, and winters primarily in the southern United States and northern Caribbean."

 

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