Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Today's Bird: Blackpoll Warbler

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.

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