A morning with the Pine Warbler

This past Saturday I visited Yellow Creek SP in Indiana County, PA. It’s a great place to bird in April as it’s lake is a great stop over for many migrating waterfowl and song birds. It’s also a very reliable place to find Pine Warblers in the day use area. It was a very cold, snowy and blustery morning and very few birds were singing, so it took awhile to find the warblers. Finally after a couple hours I saw one perch on the electrical line beside the boat rental house. First time ever I saw a warbler on a power line!

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He only stayed there a brief moment, then flew to a nearby tree where I got some more shots.

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He then flew over the boat rental house and into a stand of pines. They mostly prefer pines, hence their name. He was up pretty high at first and while watching him I spotted a second Pine Warbler….possibly a breeding pair perhaps!

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After some time one of them came down super close to me at eye level and peaked at me through the pine needles. My money shot of the day!

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Author: Steve

Steve Gosser is a nature and birding enthusiast from Western Pennsylvania who loves to capture the sights he encounters with his camera. Visit his gallery site at www.gosserphotos.com

1 thought on “A morning with the Pine Warbler”

  1. Hooray!! This is great, Steve. It will be a lot of work, but I know it will be a labor of love! Good luck–I’ll be following along and sending many others your way, too!

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