Orange-crowned Warbler

May 2015 – Willamette Mission State Park, Oregon

I spent a bunch of time chasing this bird from tree to tree to tree, and round back again.

Orange-crowned Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

May 2014 – Champoeg State Park, Oregon

An Orange-crowned Warbler flares its tail for a moment. Not the sharpest photo, but at the moment, the only one I have. This bird is common, but can be difficult to photograph, as it spends much of its time high in the treetops, and hardly stays still for a moment.

Orange-crowned Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler

May 2014 – Cottonwood Canyon – John Day River, Oregon
I’ve seen these in many other places, but never managed to get a decent photo till now. This one was near the top of a juniper tree, but I managed to climb a nearby hillside to get a “bird’s eye view” as it were…

Townsend's Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

April 2013 – Oregon

It’s early april, and the Yellowthroats have just returned to the area for the season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

June 2011 – Hillsboro, Oregon

A bunch of yellowthroats were flitting around the bushes in a wetland near my home. I was trying out a new portable blind. The birds weren’t really fooled, but I still managed a few passable shots.

Slate-throated Redstart

Slate-throated Redstart

Slate-throated Redstart

February 2013 – Monteverde, Costa Rica

Another common warbler in the cloud forest. These were particularly cooperative photographic models… at least a couple of them were.

 

 

 

 

 

Slate-throated Redstart

Slate-throated Redstart

Another photo of this colorful little bird.

Collared Redstart

Collared Redstart

Collared Redstart

February 2013 – Monteverde, Costa Rica

These were somewhat common in the cloud forest areas. I also saw some further to the south at upwards of 9000ft elevation.

 

 

 

 

 

Collared Redstart

Collared Redstart

Another photo of this neat little bird…

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

August 2012 – Wind River Mountains, Wyoming

I was surprised to find Wilson’s Warblers picking through the willows at 11,000ft elevation in the Wind River Mountains. These are fairly widespread birds… Apparently, they have no problem with a wide assortment of habitats too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

May 2008 – Tillamook State Forest, OR

In 2008, I hiked the length of the Wilson River Trail in the Oregon Coast Range. This is a 20.6 mile trail along a section of the Wilson River. It seemed an appropriate place to spot a Wilson’s Warbler. This guy was singing and circling around. I took a 20 minute break from hiking, and managed to get myself deep into a bush near where the bird had been returning. So, I just sat there and waited for him to come back. I had nearly given up, when he came closer than ever and allowed me to snap a few clear shots.

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

August 2012 – Boise, Idaho

A female, spotted along the Boise River, right in town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Warbler

July 2012 – Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, OR

It took me quite a bit of stalking to get this one mediocre shot of this Yellow Warbler. He was pretty busy stuffing his bill full of bugs, and just didn’t stop at all.

 

 

 

 

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

May 2005 – Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, OR

This Yellow Warbler just paused for a moment on a branch high in a tree. These birds are fairly common, but usually stick to treetops, making them hard to spot or photograph.

Hermit Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Hermit Warbler

June 2005 – Zigzag Mountain, OR

I heard this Hermit Warbler (and many others) for a long while before I could get a clear look. They were all in the top branches of the fir trees, which made spotting, identifying ¬†and photographing them pretty difficult. So, it’s not the best photo, but it’ll do.