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:
My favorite shot is this one. He was very curious about me and I love the pose:
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:
He even serenaded me with his beautiful little warbling song:
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!