Kirtland's Warbler
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Kirtland's Warbler

Dinusaur

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I noted in a different forum of the presence of rare Kirtland's Warbler near Barrie. I did make a quick visit and managed to get a few semi-decent photos of 30 seconds of viewing of one of the 6 males, in a cloudy morning, right after a heavy downpour.




Axeman

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Nice spotting / ID....I'd have just dismissed it as an LBJ.


Ally

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I would mistake them for yellow rumped ;D ;D . Thanks for sharing.


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I dropped by there today to get some better photos, at least to convince Ally that it wasn't a Yellow-rumped Warbler. One was seen chasing a Cedar Waxwing when it landed on a red pine close to the trail and in front of a few of us lucky ones. Here's a composite of two views of the warbler. I could clearly hear two different birds, and there may be more.
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Dinu, those are some nice images of a hard to find Warbler.  One day I will have to go searching for the Kirkland Warbler as the only time I saw one was 100’ up in a tree.


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I dropped by there today to get some better photos, at least to convince Ally that it wasn't a Yellow-rumped Warbler. One was seen chasing a Cedar Waxwing when it landed on a red pine close to the trail and in front of a few of us lucky ones. Here's a composite of two views of the warbler. I could clearly hear two different birds, and there may be more.
Those were some wonderful pics and it was not lucky, it is pure persistance!!


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I agree -- not luck....nice work!