Male Chestnut-sided Warbler

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© Andrea Petersen
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He shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord ...Micah 5: 4

This is the first time this species of migratory warbler has been to our feeder.. He came briefly this morning and hopefully he will return with his mate who looks like him but with duller colors.

You'll find some other species of warblers in my migratory birds photo essay that I posted last spring at the following link:

I read in North American Wildlife by Reader's Digest the following information:
" the distinctive song helps to locate the bird..the usual version approximates, tsee, see, see, see, see swee.BEAT-chew, with the last note dropping in pitch...several generations of birders have used the words " I wish to see Miss Beecher" as a memory aid.

8 responses

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (19 May 2015):

    Tiny little beauty! Great capture!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (19 May 2015):

    great capture!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (19 May 2015):

    It looks somewhat like sparrows!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (19 May 2015):

    a wonderful shot!

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (20 May 2015):

    Wonderful color and detail in this strong composition...Very fine!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (20 May 2015):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (20 May 2015):

    I have never seen this variety of bird, I love the markings. Great composition also!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (25 May 2015):

    One of those magical and rare captured, Andrea! This is stunning!

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