I'd been attempting to get a better image of a Chestnut-sided Warbler over the last few weeks. This image isn't perfect but it represents an improvement.
Paul and I laughed when he realized how difficult it can be to follow one of these smallish birds with a long lens. After following this bird around a bit,
he finally broke cover enough for this exposure.
There were more American Redstarts around than I'd viewed in the last few weeks. After some time stalking a pair I was able to image this beautiful female.
I got multiple exposures of the male but none that were critically focused. However, I wish to share an out of focus image of the pair I took about this time. I would never print this image but I enjoyed the beauty of the flashing colors in the lens and this rendition provides an idea of what I could see through the viewfinder:
|Among the warblers were we viewing as we hiked along were the usual contingent of Yellow-rumped Warblers. Bob indicated those we were seeing were formerly referred to as Myrtle Warblers. Along with their cousin (formerly known as) the Audubon Warbler, they were grouped into a species now known as the Yellow-rumped Warbler. This makes the Myrtle and Audubon subspecies. Iím referencing the older designation here in the image but this bird is a Yellow-rumped Warbler. I got several exposures on this female although the gray sky background wasnít conducive to a great image.|
|Another view of a feisty Chestnut-sided Warbler at Evergreen. Although not nearly as abundant, there were still many warblers in the area.|