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Black-and-white Warbler

Posted on May 10, 2016

I finally took some good photos of Black-and-white Warblers (Mniotilta varia) over the last few days as the species is peaking as a migrant in the Northeast. These stunning little birds never stop moving…and they move like a nuthatch, creeping and crawling along branches, vines and tree trunks for various insects and spiders. This nonstop motion makes them a difficult clean capture as their photos often end up a little blurry. At least this guy – while still not paying me any attention – paused for a moment or two while searching for prey on Sunday morning.

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I found an even darker male yesterday that I will post later this week. I just really like their classy look…

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator