Today's bird is the Blackpoll Warbler! The Blackpoll is sometimes called the "Chickadee Warbler" for reasons you can see below. The black and white head/body and even the overall structure are a bit Chickadee-like. In fact, that's what I thought the first time I saw this little guy. He's not a Texas bird--he actually spends his summers up in Canada. But like lots of birds I've seen lately, he was on migration. I spotted him at South Padre Island's Warbler Rest Stop after a long flight across the Gulf of Mexico. He was wiped out and keen to pose for this picture which I took on April 21,2012.