Orange-crowned Warbler

 Today started off quite frosty.  In Florida, when you get to wear a stocking cap and gloves it kind of makes you happy because we know we only get a few days a year of this delightful weather.

This is an annual occurence when we get cold days!!

I walked around Green Cay Wetlands for about 3 hours with Linda and Carl.  Every year about this time when we get cold weather the Northern Rough-winged Swallows will sit in the sun warming up.  When the bugs start flying so do the Swallows.  They will lift off all at once and fly around you, sometimes buzzing right by your head and then all of a sudden they go back to perching.  It is a really cool thing to witness!

Orange-crowned Warbler

Such a nice find he gets two pics!

We saw 59 species of birds today.  This Orange-crowned Warbler was the only new bird for my year list.  This is a species that I’ve only seen a couple of times so I am very thankful to get one.

Praire Warbler

We also saw Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers a Common Yellowthroat and this very young Praire Warbler.  I liked the look of this one so I thought I’d share.

The Orange-crowned Warbler was the 114th species I’ve photographed in Palm Beach County this year. You can see their pictures here on my Flickr site.   Thanks for looking and all the kind comments.


About sheriffsmith

I have worked for the Broward County Sheriff's Office the last 13 years and spend most of my free time birdwatching / naturewatching and photographing the birds and nature that I encounter. I believe God has blessed us with a world that is so absolutely fascinating and wonderful and I'm doing my best to discover and show others all that he has provided us with in nature.
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One Response to Orange-crowned Warbler

  1. Laura says:

    Lovely pictures! I have to say how impressed I am with you. Haven’t missed a day without a new bird. Phew!

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