14 Warbler Species at Smooth Rock Falls: June 14, 2022

The Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds lists 39 species of warblers.

We heard 14 of them this morning on the Smooth Rock Falls survey. I write “heard” rather than “saw” because it is very dark when we commence and, even in bright daylight, it is difficult to spot 4 inch long birds who rarely perch for long in dense northern bush.

Northern Parula Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler (male)
Blackburnian Warbler (male)
American Redstart (male)
Tennessee Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler (photo: wikimedia)
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler (photo: wikimedia)
Common Yellowthroat (male)
Northern Waterthrush
Ovenbird (photo: wikimedia)

Survey scenes:

full moon
Moss on boreal forest floor

Some botany:

Northern Bluebells (Mertensia paniculata)
Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Wild Red Raspberry (Rubes strigosus)
Cottonsedge
Bebb’s Willow (Salix bebbiana)
Prickly Rose (Rosa acicularis)
Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
Marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)
Prickly Rose (Rosa acicularis)
Variegated Horsetail
Labrador Tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
Narrow-leaved Spleenwort
Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)

MAILBOX

Poor guy, he can’t even open a window – any window – while the hawks have dominion over his balcony. 😊

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NATURE POETRY

O wondrous June! Our lives should be like thee
With such calm grace fulfilling destiny.     – Susan Louisa Higginson (1815–75)

Miles Hearn


1 thought on “14 Warbler Species at Smooth Rock Falls: June 14, 2022

  1. rosemarie fischer

    beautiful birds and plants,had no idea there are so many differenr warblers. What a wonderful world!!!!
    thanks for sharing,Miles

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