Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warblers at the Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha Wisconsin. In the couple of hours I spent birding there, the Magnolia Warbler  was the most common of the species. Both males and female were present. Other warbler species present were Blackburnian, Palm, Yellow, Blackpoll, Black-and-white, Yellow-rumped, Northern Parula, American Redstart and Chestnut-sided. One of the highlights was a Tufted Titmouse. It was a overcast day, dark day at times, 50’s, but still a nice day to be out viewing all the warbler action. It appears all the images are of males. Images taken on May 14, 2014.

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Magnolia Warbler – Male

Magnolia Warbler

Binomial name: Dendroica magnolia

Category: Wood-Warblers

Size: 5” long, 7.5” wingspan

Weight: .30 oz.

Habitat: Breeds in open coniferous stands, sometimes mixed forest.

Diet: It primarily eats insects off of tree needles, leaves, and twigs, also finds food from the undersides of plants and behind the bark of trees.

Nesting: Nests are usually located in lower tree branches or twigs, in very dense forest areas less than 10’ off the ground. They are made usually carelessly, some what messy with grass, weeds, hay and twigs. The female lays 3-5 brown-spotted or speckled white to light cream colored eggs once a year. Hatching time 11 to 13 days.

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Magnolia Warbler – Male

Looking for the next insect.

Magnolia Warbler – Male, looking for the next insect.

Seeing the insect.

Magnolia Warbler – Male, seeing the insect.

Leaping for the insect.

Magnolia Warbler – Male, leaping for the insect.

Going for the insect.

Magnolia Warbler – Male, going for the insect.

Seeing the insect and flying to the next branch!

Magnolia Warbler – Male, seeing the insect and flying to the next branch!

Look at the black lines!

Magnolia Warbler – Male, look at the black lines!

Going for the next insect!

Magnolia Warbler – Male, going for the next insect!

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Magnolia Warbler – Male

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Magnolia Warbler – Male

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Magnolia Warbler – Male

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Magnolia Warbler – Male

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Magnolia 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.

One Response to Magnolia Warbler

  1. Lisa Thinnes says:

    Hello Jim,
    Great pictures again. Are you more apt to see these birds near the river or in the trees over grassy areas? Is there a particular area of this park that you have more luck finding birds?
    Thanks
    Lisa ( from ETV and Retzer)

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