Pine Warbler at Darlington Provincial Park: May 2020

I read that provincial parks were to open this week and headed out to Darlington. Unfortunately, the main entrance was still shut so I went to the western side, left my car and walked in.

A lot of walking was involved but I eventually found the various nature trails and did a considerable amount of exploring:

Muskrat
Deer tracks

Some botany:

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
Black Currant (Ribes nigra)
Basswood Tilia americana)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
White Spruce pollen cones
May-apple (Podopjyllum peltatum)
Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Ostrich Fern fiddleheads
Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Willow in seed (Salix)
Mountain-ash (Sorbus aucuparia)
Silverweed (Potentilla inclinata)
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

The Pine Warbler is very aptly named, as it is usually to be found in the tallest pines available. I was bending so far backwards to see this bird high in the trees that I almost fell over backwards. My first few shots look like this:

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler

Eventually the bird graced me with an open or semi-open view:

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler

Pine Warblers winter in the southern United States where they are found in other habitats or visit bird feeders.

Pine Warbler

Pine Warblers can also be an olive-green colour as you will see in tomorrow’s post.

Other birds:

Swamp Sparrow
Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Black-capped Chickadee

NATURE POETRY

Whoever makes a garden
Has never worked alone;
the rain has always found it,
The sun has always known.            – Douglas Malloch (1877-1938)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Pine Warbler at Darlington Provincial Park: May 2020

  1. Helen Dosani

    I look at all your posts and try to test myself, not much luck with the trees. I really enjoy them.

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