I know they are there. I can hear their buzzy-raspy calls overhead, deep in the woods, way up in the canopy. I know that they are there.
It is always fun to get out in May and catch the warbler migration. Some even stick around to nest. However on the east coast, the canopy is think, dense and lush. The trees are close and this makes the birding tough.
After waiting and watching and watching and waiting, I finally caught a glimpse of movement that wasn’t just the breeze blowing leaves around. There it is, a Black-throated Green.
Patiently waiting for another glimpse, I saw a Blackburnian Warbler hop across a branch high up in the canopy. He was gone before I could get my binoculars up to my eyes. Then another Black-throated Green popped out.
He looked around and was gone.
These pictures are good enough for shooting first and asking questions later. A few weeks ago, I shot a Black-throated Green an emailed the pictures off to Kim for a little help with the ID. These came out much better!
Yes, east coast birding gets frustrating in May when the canopy fills out. The skeeters are out in force the canopy is thick and you can hear’em but you just can’t always find’em.