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Blackburnian Warbler Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: 20 years!  I started birding in the winter of 1999/2000.  It wasn't until May of 2020 that I got my first really good photos of Blackburnian Warblers in South Dakota. First of all, they're a species that's pretty uncommon as a migrant here. most years, I don't see any. Secondly, they're generally up in the canopy, most often out of camera range. And finally, they're warblers!  They're always moving! Serendipity struck on May 16th, 2020, however, with an incredible migration fallout.  In 2 hours of walking around Beaver Creek Nature Area in far southeastern South Dakota, I saw 16 warbler species! That included 2 gorgeous Blackburnian Warblers, shown by pictures 5 through 10 below.

Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca

Blackburnian Warbler 1 - Setophaga fusca

Blackburnian Warbler 2 - Setophaga fusca

Blackburnian Warbler 3 - Setophaga fusca

Blackburnian Warbler 4 - Setophaga fusca 

Blackburnian Warbler 1

May 25th, 2012
Acadia National Park, Maine

Blackburnian Warbler 2

May 25th, 2012
Acadia National Park, Maine

Blackburnian Warbler 3

May 25th, 2012
Acadia National Park, Maine

Blackburnian Warbler  4

May 25th, 2012
Acadia National Park, Maine

Blackburnian Warbler 5 - Setophaga fusca 

Blackburnian Warbler 6 - Setophaga fusca 

Blackburnian Warbler 7 - Setophaga fusca 

Blackburnian Warbler 8 - Setophaga fusca 

Blackburnian Warbler 5

May 16th, 2020
Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Blackburnian Warbler 6

May 16th, 2020
Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Blackburnian Warbler 7

May 16th, 2020
Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Blackburnian Warbler 8

May 16th, 2020
Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Blackburnian Warbler 9 -  Setophaga fusca 

Blackburnian Warbler 10 - Setophaga fusca 

 

Blackburnian Warbler 9

May 16th, 2020
Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Blackburnian Warbler 10

May 16th, 2020
Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota
   

Click here for the species description page for the Blackburnian Warbler.


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