Bay-breasted Warbler

Bay-breast Warblers at the Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha Wisconsin. While birding here today it started out slow but by mid-morning warbler action had picked up with 10 warbler species were present. Numbers of each warbler species has dropped from a couple days ago. The Bay-breasted Warblers both male and female with their beautiful colors gave nice views for short periods of time. Other warbler species present were Palm, Yellow, American Redstart, Magnolia, Blackpoll, Blackburnian, Yellow-rumped, Wilson’s and Chestnut-sided.  With the very warm day today with temps at 85, the trees are filling out fast. Images taken on May 20, 2014.

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Bay-breasted Warbler – Male, calling!

Bay-breasted Warbler

Binomial name: Setophaga castanea

Category: Wood-Warblers

Size: 5.50” long, 9” wingspan

Weight: .44 oz.

Habitat: Coniferous forests

Diet: Insects and spiders

Nesting: The nest is usually made of twigs, bark and dry grasses placed on a horizontal limb on the bottom 1/3 of a dense spruce or fir tree. The natural lined cup shaped nest usually holds 4-7 eggs that are spotted or speckled and

Notes: One of the biggest warblers in size.

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Bay-breasted Warbler – Male

Bay-breasted Warbler - Male

Bay-breasted Warbler – Male

Bay-breast Warbler - Female

Bay-breast Warbler – Female

Bay-breasted Warbler - Female getting insect!

Bay-breasted Warbler – Female getting insect!

Bay-breasted Warbler - Female

Bay-breasted Warbler – Female

Bay-breasted Warbler - Male

Bay-breasted Warbler – Male

Bay-breasted Warbler - Male, looking up at insect!

Bay-breasted Warbler – Male, looking up at insect!

Bay-breasted Warbler - Male

Bay-breasted Warbler – Male, calling!

Bay-breasted Warbler - Male

Bay-breasted Warbler – Male, calling!

Bay-breasted Warbler - Male

Bay-breasted Warbler – Male

Bay-breasted Warbler - Male, going for the insect!

Bay-breasted Warbler – Male, going for the insect!

Bay-breasted Warbler - Male

Bay-breasted Warbler – Male

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

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