Saturday, May 21, 2016

It's a Pine Warbler on the finch feeder! Updated!

I studied The Sibley Guide to Birds but I'm still not sure what this warbler is, specifically. 

 

We see a lot of warblers here in Florida and have identified many.

 

But this one flew in to the finch feeder all by his lonesome and he had so much more color throughout his body and head. I can also see the bands of white on his wings. But that still hasn't helped me narrow it down. 

 

He only came one day but I happened to be outside with my little Nikon Coolpix P310. It doesn't have much of a zoom so I cropped some of the photos to give you a better look.

 

Any of your birders know which warbler he is? I'll update this post if we can ID him! We have lots of birds that migrate through Florida at this time of year so he might have been headed to far away lands!


Eileen identified this sweet bird. I looked up both of the birds she mentioned and decided this must be a Male Pine Warbler. We've seen Pine Warblers on our hikes in the pine forest here in Florida but they were never this brightly colored. It closely resembles the Palm Warbler that Ann mentioned too! But according to this photo and the website All About Birds HERE, he must be a brightly colored Pine Warbler!

 

 Thanks everyone for your help and especially Eileen and Ann! I knew you could do it!

 I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

33 comments:

ann said...

Google Palm Warbler and see if your bird matches. I don't think we have seen this guy here. Many of the warblers come up from Central and South American, lingering here there along the way to get a bite to eat as they head to Canada. Can you imagine that flight? We have a variety of warblers that pass through here, but I've not seen this one, so it may be returning to your feeder. Great photos, by the way. Oh. And look a drab colored female.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, these are beautiful photos and a gorgeous bird. I am tossed between the Pine Warbler and the Yellow-throated Vireo. The bill looks like the Vireo bill, the yellow color and spectacles and a little streaking on the breast look more like the Pine Warbler. Maybe another blogger will be able to tell for sure. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Vee said...

He sure is a pretty little fellow!

Sam I Am...... said...

I just call them Goldfinches but I am no birder!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Whoever he is, he's cute.

laurie said...

its a beauty!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a fabulous colour bird ... lovely to see,

All the best Jan

Maggie Ann said...

He's a delicate little beauty! I have always liked yellow too, he makes you feel cheerful to look at him. Hope you have been well, my health has gone downhill a bit but I'm adjusting....have a glorious day in the sunny Florida...for me too. We are chilly and grey here today.

ShirleyC said...

Pretty bird! We live in LA, and we're trying to attract finches to our yard. We see them every now and then. Someone told us to get thistle seed, and we did along with a feeder that was supposed to be for finches. They or any bird, ever ate a bite of it.
So what kind of seed do you buy for the finches? We have so many squirrels that eat up almost anything we buy. They hand on the feeders no matter where we put them, but they wouldn't eat the thistle seeds either.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful bird.

Inger said...

He's a very sweet little bird, name or no name. And you took some great pictures of him.

Lynn said...

Fun pics of a colorful little guy! Happy Weekend:@)

Stephanie said...

My, what a stunning little guy! His coloring is very vibrant and pretty.

Happy weekend! Hugs!

Jean Berryessa said...

Sweet.

Lea said...

Beautiful!

Anni said...

Definitely a warbler...if it were a vireo as Eileen says, I think the vireos have a much longer more stout beak. And they're not as plumb in the body like a warbler is.

You get an A+ for IDing. I know what a difficult, challenging task it is to get the proper species sometimes. The streaked breast is a good distinctive mark for the Pine W.

For the weekend, I want to send along my thanks and appreciation for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

What a cutie

Anni said...

I'm back....I too said PINE Warbler...NOT palm warbler.

And the reason it's so brightly colored is it's no doubt in breeding coloration.

Susie said...

Diane, It's a pretty bird and if he can sing...all the better. LOL. I just saw a baby robin learning to fly here..that seems so fast. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Nancy's Notes said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!! Love that little birdie!

Nancy
xo

Marie C said...

He's lovely! Great photos!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - beautiful shots. I've never seen a warbler - glorious color my friend.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) What a lovely bright coloured bird visiter.I knew it was a Warbler but wasn't sure which one,... glad you got the ID.:)

The Rusty Thimble said...

Beautiful photos, I love watching the birds
Brenda

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Congrats on getting your pretty warbler id'ed. Hope he comes back!
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Forest Dream Weaver said...

Great captures of this pretty little bird.
Thanks for sharing this....

Enjoy your week,
Ruby

Red Rose Alley said...

Such a pretty bright yellow bird, Diane. These are great pictures.

Have a terrific week ahead.

love, ~Sheri

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful warbler; he certainly posed for you. And isn't it wonderful how helpful bloggers are!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, wow you captured wonderful photos of this beautiful bird. You are very talented with your camera my friend. Loved your recent post too. Some interesting photos of things you have come across and seen in your days.
Loved it!! Have a great day sweet friend and by the way, come for tea anytime and you can wear that hat! haha.
Big Hugs, xo

Gina said...

Diane, I'm sorry that your next post had negative comments. I can't imagine why - I love your pictures. And that parrot is darling!! Your sweet bird reminds me of ones I see in my woods.

I wanted to thank you for your encouraging words on C.R. I feel better now and refreshed enough to return to my homemaking blog. http://www.thegentleartofhomemaking.com

Have a sweet evening!

Terra Hangen said...

Pretty little bird. I don't see why one of your posts got negative comments. Keep on posting, friend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the sweet pine warbler you captured in these photos, Diane. It's yellow color makes it really stand out so beautifully! I'm sorry to hear your next post had mean comments, and I think you did the right thing to close the comments to avoid any further aggravation. You always do such upbeat and positive posts and that one was no exception. Hang in there!

Jeannie Marie said...

So adorable! I saw the tinest bird in my tree this week, no bigger than a humming bird but it was a regular bird. I wonder how often I miss them because they are so small!