Backyard Birding: Prairie Warbler

I had a sweet Prairie Warbler in the yard yesterday who interacted with me quite playfully. He even hovered in front of me for a second, checking out my camera. He was too close for my long lens at that moment, but I still appreciated the gesture. 😉 You can click on the images to be taken to larger versions on Flickr.

Here he is in the queen palm tree, blending in among the berries:

Blending In

Blending In

Side view:

Showing off his black streaking.

Showing off his black streaking.

Poser!

Strike a pose!

Strike a pose!

My favorite shot is this one. He was very curious about me and I love the pose:

What a cutie!

What a cutie!

I think it is an adult male since his markings were so bright and bold. The facial pattern is distinctive to this species. He really is quite colorful:

Prairie Warbler

Prairie Warbler

He even serenaded me with his beautiful little warbling song:

Sing me a song little birdy!

Sing me a song little birdy!

Fall migration has just begun and already I have had two warblers and a rare bird from Africa! What will I see next? Stay tuned!

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