Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Townsend's Warbler

The Townsend's Warbler found by Ken Klapper in Walpole, NH, is still present. It appears to be a first winter female. She should be near the Pacific Coast of NA, or in Mexico/CA, not in the Connecticut River Valley. During the chilly and windy morning, appearance was erratic, but those who have watched the bird the last few days expect her activity to pick up as the temperature warms and insects fly. The presence of a rarity like this is good for local birders, but probably not so good for the bird who, if it manages to survive the New England winter or go south with the Fox Sparrows, still faces long odds for ever getting where a mate might be. Patience finally yielded a few passable photos.

6 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Chris,
Yes it is splendid for the birder but not really for the bird... I'm very often thinking about all these nice migrants arriving over here because of a storm and which will probably never get a chance to go back home.... Well done on the pictures and the sighting.

Kerri said...

FABULOUS!

Hilke Breder said...

Chris, these are more than passable. I think they are very good, nice detail and color. I may try again tomorrow, but not sure yet.

Steve Borichevsky said...

It's the end of the week already. I've really have enjoyed the posts, expecially the fallout.

Oak in the Seed said...

Will hold this little girl in the Light....

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh! Lucky you. I was just on Hilke's blog and saw her post on her sighting of the Townsend's!! You have beautiful photos here!!

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