Warblers

Favorite Focus, November 2023

Favorite Focus, November 2023

Pine Warbler. Photo © Weston Martin, Greencastle, PA. Photo © Peter Shirk, New Columbia, PA. Eastern lubber grasshopper. Photo © Abigail Russell, Austin, TX. Green darner dragonfly. Photo © Colette...

To Hear a Kentucky

To Hear a Kentucky

By mid-June most of our warblers are feeding young, quietly flitting about gathering food. Except for early in the day, their songs are few and far between.The second week of June, a customer...

This Morning was the “Tomorrow”

This Morning was the “Tomorrow”

MacGillivray's Warbler. Photo © Kevin Shank. You may remember “The Photo Focus” in January ended with the sentence, “Plus, there is tomorrow.” Well, that was today. When I wrote that, I just thought...

Winter Warbler Wonder

Winter Warbler Wonder

MacGillivray's Warbler. Photo © Cheryl Shank. I reread the checklist comments: “Potential MacGillivray’s or COWA/MOWA…Found and photographed better the next day. Confirmed MacGillivray’s.” The words...

What We Learned Yesterday

What We Learned Yesterday

This is the result from my first effort. The camera was handheld. Photo © Kevin Shank. “The bird must be here,” I stated to the family as we approached the parking lot of Lake Shenandoah. Birders...

Big Day Birding

Big Day Birding

Canada Warbler. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. On May 13, 2022, my brother and I, along with five others, joined my grandfather on a big day birding trip. My grandfather, Andrew Troyer, keeps an annual big...