Nature clicks #213 - Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler 1  

We were thrilled last week when we had another first sighting here on the bluffs above the Little Maquoketa River Valley. The Magnolia Warbler is probably one of the most beautiful birds that comes through here during migration time. It breeds from British Columbia across central Canada to the northeastern US and also in parts of the Appalachian Mountains.

Magnolia Warbler 2


We had several thunderstorms moving through the area today but the Magnolia Warbler kept gleaning insects even in the rain from the underside of the leaves, that just come out at the moment, or from bark crevices.

Magnolia Warbler 3