Warblers at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 22, 2017

Stopping at Whitnall Park this morning provided some nice views of some stunning warblers. The hardest to locate today was the Mourning Warbler, you can assume it is around as it had been seen, but showed itself the least. On a few occasions it came out of the log jam and I captured a few shots, but the shows were very short lived and it was usually on the move getting gnats. A Gray Catbird chased it out of the area a few times from the log jam, but it soon returned after a while as it popped out again from the sticks and logs. Other warblers species seen were Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Blackpoll, American Redstart, Wilson’s and Canadas. One is always hoping for more species, but this was fun and for the most part there were numerous of each species. It was a fun time with great birds and friends! Some sun but mostly cloudy skies with mild temps. Images were taken on May 21-22, 2017.

Mourning Warbler, male

Wilson’s Warbler, male

Canada Warbler, male

Mourning Warbler, male

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female

Wilson’s Warbler, male

Mourning Warbler, male

Canada Warbler, male

Magnolia Warbler, female

Canada Warbler, male

Wilson’s Warbler, male

Blackpoll Warbler, male

American Redstart, male

American Redstart, male

American Redstart, male

Wilson’s Warbler, male

Canada Warbler, male

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female

Mourning Warbler, male

Mourning Warbler, male

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Warblers at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 11, 2017

I had been stopping at numerous warbler locations this week getting ready for the big surge of warblers and it really has not happened yet. I stopped at Whitnall Park and there was some nice warbler action but only a few species. Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-and-white, Yellow-rumped, Palm and Prothonotary which I did a blog post on yesterday. Here are a few images I captured while this burst lasted as today, the 12th of May, a warbler could hardly be found. Where are they all some ask? I think they are still coming. These images were taken on May 11, 2017 on a beautiful day with great friends too!

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Palm Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Warblers at Whitnall Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 14, 2016

Whitnall Park this morning was up and down with warbler species. Pockets of them, as probably the same as pockets of bugs present. No large numbers but things were hoping at times. Species I seen today were Yellow, Magnolia, American Redstarts, Wilson’s, Canada, Yellow-rumped, Common Yellowthroat, Black and White, Nashville, Blackburnian, Palm and Chestnut-sided. It was a cold cloudy day, with low 40’s, steady winds with light sleet at times. Felt like winter! Images were taken on May 14, 2016.

Canada Warbler, male

Canada Warbler, male

Canada Warbler, male, getting a bug

Canada Warbler, male, getting a bug

Canada Warbler, male

Canada Warbler, male looking for the bug

Canada Warbler, male, looking for the bug

Canada Warbler, male, looking for the bug

Black and White Warbler, male

Black and White Warbler, male

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female, calling

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female, calling

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female

Chestnut-sided Warbler, female

Chestnut-sided Warbler, male

Chestnut-sided Warbler, male

American Redstart, male

American Redstart, male

American Redstart, male

American Redstart, male

American Redstart, male, with a bug

American Redstart, male, with a bug

American Redstart, female

American Redstart, female

Common Yellowthroat, male

Common Yellowthroat, male

Yellow Warbler, male

Yellow Warbler, male

Warblers at Whitnall Park in Franklin Wisconsin on May 8, 2015

I made a stop at  Whitnall  Park mid-morning to see what the action was like. It was another day of just a couple of warblers 1’s on 2’s of a few nice species. Species hanging around were a Wilson’s Warbler, a Canada Warbler for a few minutes, and a Black-throated Blue Warbler was still around. Also brief views of a Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Black and White Warbler, American Redstart, Nashville Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Common Yellowthroat and Northern Waterthrush. A fun morning out with a nice group of birders on a morning of some clouds and sun with warm temps. Images were taken on May 8, 2015.

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson's Warbler going for a bug!

Wilson’s Warbler going for a bug!

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Canada Warbler

Canada Warbler

Canada Warbler

Canada Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

American Redstart

American Redstart calling!

American Redstart

American Redstart

American Redstart calling!

American Redstart calling!

Warblers at Whitnall Park in Franklin Wisconsin on May 4, 2015

I stopped in at Whitnall Park this morning to check out the warbler action. Surprisingly I could only come up with 5 species and only 1’s and 2’s of each. A stunning Black-throated Blue was the highlight. Other warbler species present were American Redstart, Magnolia, Black and White, Palm and Yellow-rumps. FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeak was a treat along with what I am 99% sure a Tufted Titmouse. Nice morning to be out with mild temps and partly cloudy. Images were taken on May 5, 2015.

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler at the landing!

Black-throated Blue Warbler at the landing!

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler doing the call!

Black-throated Blue Warbler doing the call!

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler looking at a bug!

Black-throated Blue Warbler, back view

Black-throated Blue Warbler, back view

American Redstart

American Redstart

American Redstart

American Redstart, calling!

American Redstart

American Redstart, calling!

American Redstart

American Redstart

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Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler going for a bug!

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler going for the bug.

Black and White Warbler going for the bug.

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler preening

Yellow-rumped Warbler preening

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Warblers and more at Lake Park Milwaukee Wisconsin, May 10, 2014

I spent a few hours at Lake Park in Milwaukee this morning into mid-afternoon. I saw some nice warbler action but nothing like a couple of days ago. Warbler species and numbers were down, but still a great day to be out birding. Some of the warblers that I had looks at were Black-throated Green, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Palm, Nashville, Blackburnian, Cape May and possible Tennessee. Birds seemed higher up today in the trees. The nice sunny day with warm temps brought out a lot of birders there at the park.

Black-throated Green Warbler - Male

Black-throated Green Warbler – Male

Black-throated Green Warbler - Male Preening

Black-throated Green Warbler – Male Preening

Black-throated Green Warbler - Male Preening

Black-throated Green Warbler – Male Preening

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler – Male

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler – Male

Black-throated Green Warbler - Male eating well.

Black-throated Green Warbler – Male eating well.

American Redstart

American Redstart – Male

Common Yellowthroat - Female

Common Yellowthroat – Female

Common Yellowthroat - Female

Common Yellowthroat – Female

Common Yellowthroat - Female with insect.

Common Yellowthroat – Female with insect.

Common Yellowthroat - Female with insect.

Common Yellowthroat – Female with insect.

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler ??

Tennessee Warbler ??

Cape May Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Ovenbird

Ovenbird

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher