Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Townsend’s Warbler

On our recent trip to the left coast, I had a few target species in mind. One of them was the Townsend’s Warbler. They are very plentiful this year in the Monterey area. It was a fun time shooting these little wood warblers. The taxonomic name for this bird is Dendroica townsendi. Debdrioca derived from the Greek for tree (dendron) dweller (oicos for inhabit). While that is where you normally find them, in the trees, they will forage around on the ground for tasty bits which makes it a whole lot easer to get the image.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

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15 comments:

Carol Mattingly said...

Priceless images. That second image so sweet.

Roy Norris said...

What a beautiful bird and fabulous images Steve.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Awww, I miss having Townsends around. Man! This guy let you get nice and close - great photos, he's a looker. I just put some Pine Warbler pictures up - they keep coming to my suet feeders!

Kerri said...

Oh what a beauty!

Kathryn said...

Wow, such a beautiful bird. Fabulous colors!

Mama Zen said...

What a pretty bird!

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful little birds.

Karen said...

Excellent captures of this sweet little bird.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous shots of the warbler, Steve!

Frank said...

Super images Steve.

Wally Jones said...

Very nice photographs of this beautiful warbler!

Stewart M said...

Great bird.

There certainly is a stunning range of warblers (and finches) in your neck of the woods.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a darling bird with such vibrant feather colouration, great pics~

Nigel Monckton said...

Really nice intimate portraits of a very colourful bird. I especially liked some if the colour contrasts with teh surrounding objects.

Noemí Padrón said...

WUAUUUUUUUU...Me gustan todas, de una nitidez magnífica...lindo ejemplar, el contraste de colores y el colorido del pájaro es muy bueno...

Abrazotes

Noemí

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