Category Archives: Warblers

Warbler Quiz!

Warblers can be frustrating! As I previously mentioned, most warblers can be identified by just their head… but what if you never get to see the head? They flit behind a leaf just as you get your binoculars or camera lens focused on them. They never sit still and they prefer to remain high in the canopy of the forest causing the well know affliction, warbler neck.

Here are three warblers I photographed this year. A few of my images of these birds were pretty good, but you can’t get them all… see if you can figure out who these guys are!

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Image #2

Image #3
Answers will be posted next week…
photos © Kevin Loughlin

Bastrop State Park

Stu, George, Scott and I met Mark at Bastrop State Park, about 30 miles east of Austin, to look for a Swainson’s Warbler. This is probably the furthest west one could find this southern breeder. The large park consists of extensive tracts of pinewoods, dominated by Loblolly Pine and Water Oaks with an understory ofContinue Reading