Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Special Delivery (SWF)

Pine Warbler, Dendroica pinus, male


I wished for blue skies and sunshine.
Today, it arrived in a small, winged package.
Not everyone was as thrilled as I.






Tufted Titmouse and PIne Warbler at seed feeder






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37 comments:

Wanda said...

The Titmouse does look a little annoyed...I'm still trying to spot Bluebirds here, but I would settle for a Pine Warbler!

cestoady said...

I am always surprised to see warblers, with their thin bills so adapted to catching and eating insects, lunching at a feeding station that has the favorite foods of the thick-billed , seed eaters like sparrows.
Birds are such adaptable creatures, aren't they ?

Deborah Godin said...

That is the most charming interaction you caught! Love this!!

Wendy said...

I must agree with Deborah - charming interaction of those little birdies! Nice, clear pics.

Kallen305 said...

LOL!! I have never seen a tufted titmouse behave that way. So cute! I love the one where it's beak is open and you can tell it is highly annoyed at the warblers existence on the feeder!

Kelly said...

...oh I love that little titmouse's reaction...and the Pine Warbler's nonchalance...classic!

Heather said...

Ooh, I'm glad you've got a Pine Warbler! I haven't seen any at my feeders yet, but one arrived around this same time last year. BTW, looks like Julie's petulant Titmouse come over to your house!

Susan Gets Native said...

That titmouse must be feeling...insecure...in front of all that yellow.
:)

KaHolly said...

Has the Pine been there all winter? Or an early migrant?

nina at Nature Remains. said...

This is the first time a pine warbler has appeared at my feeder, ever! And although my initial reaction was shock at an early migrant, I've read they are hardy enough to overwinter, especially at the extremes of their range (I'm in SW Ohio). So, he may have been here, feeding in the pines way out back, all along.
In reading more, I found they are the only seed-eating warbler, and are fairly common visitors to birdfeeders for seed. I was just delighted to have such a ball of sunshine flitting about the yard--he's gorgeous.

giggles said...

Funny!! At a first/quick glance, it could be a goldfinch?! (I'll want to be sure I'm paying close atttention!!)

(From previous post.... Yes, could be a wren...not sure, I did not see what bird was scaring the bluebirds away, and by the time I got to the box from indoors, it had already flown away.... We DO have a pair of Carolina wrens who have taken to hiding overnight in our garage....not sure if I shared that fact here before.... So should I maybe watch and NOT shoo away a more "desireable" bird if the bluebirds don't prevail?? I know swallows have nested before ...not sure if any other species...)

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Giggles--sometimes, nesting boxes are placed in pairs, close to eachother, so if one is occupied, another is available for the bluebirds. Maybe adding a box would allow for both?

Q said...

Dear Nina,
Such a pretty bird....oh!
I would have also been excited. I have very few Warblers in my area. Tufted does seem confused. I like to think she was greeting the Warbler.
I enjoyed these photographs very much.
Thank you,
Sherry

Louise said...

Oh well! It was happy for you! Nice post!

bobbie said...

Well, I would be thrilled. And it certainly makes a lovely picture.

Rob Ripma said...

Very nice shots! A great bird to have at your feeders!

Guy D said...

Brilliant photos, I just had to add your blog to my followers list so I can return more often to see your great photography.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Anemone said...

Oohhhhh, so nice....

Nice weekend from Anne in Norway.

Photo Cache said...

pretty little critters; i don't see those around california.

Tink *~*~* said...

Delightful little yellow dude - was the other one a tufted titmouse?

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imac said...

Beautiful set of great photos.

giggles said...

Aaaaaahhh...will do...it so happens we have one waiting for hubby to put up! (I will let you know as seasons progress! Many thanks!)

Arija said...

Love your birdies, and there is blue sky behind the first one.

Bradley Myers said...

I would have been thriled to find him in my feeder. Good photos.

Babooshka said...

I am so envious of you to have these gorgous burdson your feeders.

Lene said...

Soooo pretty :)

Happy weekend to both you and the birds :)

Wren said...

Warbler 1, Titmouse 0. Great photo, but even better, warblers are a sure sign that spring is approaching.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Delightful shots and subject

Robert V. Sobczak said...

They should be able to share!

TSannie said...

Standoff at the OK birdfeeder! The next great Western movie!

Jew Wishes said...

These are all beautiful. I like the expressiveness in the titmouse.

Wonderful bird photos..

byrningbunny said...

They look like they are having a chat. What a great capture.

vincibene said...

Wonderful series!

Mariz said...

Absolutely beautiful photos, the first one is my favorite. Seems like the birds are having a nice chat there...happy SWF!

MaineBirder said...

Nice photos of the Pine Warbler! I can't wait until they return here this spring.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I'm thrilled...how precious-

SandyCarlson said...

Woo-hoo! Very nice.