Black-and-white Warbler

I birded for a short time this afternoon at the Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha Wisconsin. Looking up, the trees were loaded with Yellow-rumped Warblers. I saw one Black-and-white Warbler in the mass of Yellow-rumps and just for a moment.  A breezy day with temps about 50, the sun made for a very pleasant day. Images were taken on April 22, 2014. After the first 4 images are some Black-and-white Warbler images taken back on May 13, 2011 at Wehr Nature Center.

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Black-and-white Warbler

Binomial name: Mniotilta varia

Category: Wood-Warblers

Size: 5.25” long, 8.25” wingspan

Weight: .37 oz.

Habitat: Moist mixed deciduous-conifer forests or woodlots.

Diet: Mostly insects, while forging like a nuthatch along limbs and trunks of a tree. Some other items in their diet are ants, flies, spiders, leaf hoppers, wood-borers and weevils.

Nesting: Usually the cup shaped nest is on the ground, hidden near a stump, fallen log, base of tree, or under leaves or limbs with 4-5 eggs. Some of the materials used to build the nest are, horse hair, leaves, moss and grasses.

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Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

Black-and-white Warbler at Wehr Nature Center May 13, 2011

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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.

3 Responses to Black-and-white Warbler

  1. Michael J. matusinec says:

    Great capture Jim, I have only seen one warbler so far, hopeful there will be more soon.

  2. Patrick Dean says:

    The thing I love about warblers is their beautiful colors. Then I see your images of the black/white warbler – and they are just as beautiful. I attribute that in large measure to your superb photographs. Thanks again for sharing your time and talents!

  3. Ken Damro says:

    Thanks for sharing

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