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Bay-breasted Warbler Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Bay-breasted Warblers are considered rare migrants in eastern South Dakota, and my records certainly back up that characterization. I went about 14 years between spring sightings, until finding this gorgeous male in May of 2019, at Good Earth State Park in South Dakota. I LOVE the plumage on these guys...so different than other North American Warblers. The next year, the spring of 2020, was even more spectacular, as I probably saw a dozen Bay-breasted Warblers! Some photos of them are down below as well.

Bay-breasted Warbler - Setophaga castanea

Bay-breasted Warbler 1 - Setophaga castanea Bay-breasted Warbler 2 - Setophaga castanea Bay-breasted Warbler 3 - Setophaga castanea  Bay-breasted Warbler 4 - Setophaga castanea 

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

May 18th, 2019
Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

Bay-breasted Warbler 2

May 18th, 2019
Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

Bay-breasted Warbler 3

May 18th, 2019
Good Earth State Park, South Dakota
 

Bay-breasted Warbler 4

May 21st, 2020
Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  
Bay-breasted Warbler 5 - Setophaga castanea  Bay-breasted Warbler 6 - Setophaga castanea  Bay-breasted Warbler 7 - Setophaga castanea   

Bay-breasted Warbler 5

May 21st, 2020
Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  

Bay-breasted Warbler 6

May 21st, 2020
Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  

Bay-breasted Warbler 7

May 21st, 2020
Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  
 

Click here for the species description page for the Bay-breasted Wawrbler.


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