Yellow Warbler

The Yellow Warbler is one of the more common birds found all over North and Central America with a huge migration south each winter which is mostly what we have here in Costa Rica right now. See the maps in the above Cornell link.

With a slight variation there is a “Resident Species” of Yellow Warbler that lives here year around and is identified mainly by the resident male (my photo) who has a rust-colored or orange-brown head.

These photos are of one bird in my Cecropia Tree at breakfast last Saturday, one of the migrants from North America. They will return north in April or May, some as far north as Canada and Alaska!  Amazing!

Yellow Warbler

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Yellow Warbler Visits My Terrace

We have both resident and migrant Yellow Warblers this time of year. This one looks like a juvenile and could be either resident or migrant.

 

I have started my online Photo Gallery on Rancho Humo, but just the BIRDS section is taking longer than I thought, so it will be a few days before finished.   🙂

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Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler Migrant Male
In my Garden
Atenas, Costa Rica

Yellow Warbler Migrant Male
In my Garden
Atenas, Costa Rica

The Yellow Warbler is common here, both the migrant from the states and Canada and our own Resident Yellow Warbler with the female being identical but the resident male having a rufous or rust-colored head making him quite unique. See him on Tarcoles River at:  
Or a larger image of one made in Nicaragua at: 
Or all my Costa Rica gallery Yellow Warblers beginning with this other image from my garden and use right arrow to see about 3 or 4 other Yellow Warbler images.  
“the time of the singing of birds is come”
Song of Solomon 2:12
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NATIONAL MULES FESTIVAL

When I lived in Tennessee I marveled at nearby Columbia, TN Mule Day as probably the only place in the world to celebrate the mule. Well, I just learned that Costa Rica has one too!  🙂
is every year in February in Parrita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I don’t plan to go, but it is interesting!

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler joined me for Breakfast Friday
 My garden, Atenas, Costa Rica

I believe it is a migratory male from the states. The year-around male here has an orange/rust colored head. The female is usually lighter colored than this. This is not an uncommon bird, but all species are fun to see and to have in decent light for a photo. The next shot is not as good, but he’s flying and that to me is always fun to catch!   🙂

Yellow Warbler 
 Atenas, Costa Rica

My Costa Rica Birds photo gallery for more bird photos

THANKS for sending your birds south for your winter as our summer begins!  ~Charlie

North America has more than 50 species of warblers, but few combine brilliant color and easy viewing quite like the Yellow Warbler. In summer, the buttery yellow males sing their sweet whistled song from willows, wet thickets, and roadsides across almost all of North America. The females and immatures aren’t as bright, and lack the male’s rich chestnut streaking, but their overall warm yellow tones, unmarked faces, and prominent black eyes help pick them out.   ~The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

More Birds from Tarcoles River Trip

Arranged in the order presented in the book The Birds of Costa Rica, A Field Guide by Garrigues & Dean which puts families and similar birds together.

Bare-throated Tiger Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Great Blue Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Great Blue Heron in an Interesting Posture
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Cattle Egret
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Snowy Egret
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Great Egret (left) and Whimbrel (right)
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Whimbrel
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Spotted Sandpiper
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Mangrove Swallow
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica
Groove-billed Ani
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Ringed Kingfisher
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Yellow Warbler, resident male with orange head
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica
And did you see the Birds in Flight posted yesterday? Including 3 more species not included here.
Plus note that we saw a lot more birds than what I included here, just my only decent photos! 
AND this was my first time to go to and from Tarcoles on public bus. Cheap & fun! Going down was a breeze, but we got wrong info on our return bus and ended up going through San Jose, but oh well, all part of the adventure!  🙂
Trip Photo Gallery: 2017-07-29- Tarcoles River

All of my photo galleries on Birds       or just Costa Rica Birds

And the boat tour company we used: Jungle Crocodile Safari

Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

~Charlie

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler juvenile I think
Gray on head/neck is similar to Prairie Warbler, but not my choice
In my Nance Tree, Home Garden, Atenas Costa Rica

Yellow Warbler
In my Nance Tree, Home Garden, Atenas, Costa Rica

I continue to be happy with the large variety of birds right here in my own gardens! I will keep traveling to more exotic places for even more birds, but it is fun to have these at breakfast!

See also my BIRDS photo gallery.

Tarcoles Birds, Post 2 of 2

Post 1 was yesterday with 14 more photos of birds only. We used the Jungle Crocodile Safari for this visit and saw more birds than any other tour provided so far. The 8:30 AM tour. Presented in order of camera image numbers – I’m getting lazy!  🙂   We saw about 35 species of birds and I got somewhat decent photos of about 24. We saw one Scarlet Macaw, but no photo of it behind leaves.

Boat-billed Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica


Willet
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Bronzed Cowbird (most likely for this area, though others similar)
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Spotted Sandpiper
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Spotted Sandpiper (juvenile, thus no spots)
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Yellow Warbler
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Mangrove Hummingbird
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica
(Not really this fat, he just fluffed out his feathers)

Little Blue Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Panama Flycatcher
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Wood Stork
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Tricolor Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Black-crowned Night Heron
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Magnificent Frigatebird female
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Magnificent Frigatebird males, juvenile
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

And my constantly growing BIRDS Photo Gallery online

Birds at Lost Canyon Nature Reserve

Red-winged Blackbird
Enroute to Lost Canyon Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Eastern Meadowlark
Enroute to Lost Canyon Nature Reserve, Nicaragua

White-lored Gnatcatcher
Lost Canyon Nature Reserve, Nicaragua

Long-billed Starthroat
Lost Canyon Nature Reserve, Nicaragua

Altimira Oriole (male & female)
Lost Canyon Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Lost Canyon Nature Reserve, Nicaragua

Lost Canyon is just getting started with the owner’s house built and trails created. Cabins will come
eventually. We didn’t see as many birds here, but it was middle of day and we hiked to top of the little mountain with several vistas enroute which I will show in a later post. I think birding will be better at the bottom of the hill and around the farms or down the dirt road.

The Director of Lost Canyon is Richard Leonardi, email him at info@lost-canyon.org or check out their website at http://lost-canyon.org/


 See more Nicaragua birds I have photographed in my Nicaragua Birds  photo gallery. Nearly 100 different species of birds!

And note that both of my wonderful birding trips to Nicaragua were executed by the excellent Tours Nicaragua! Check out their offers!

More Birds from Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge

Beyond the nursery birds shown yesterday I photographed 17 other species at Juan Venado!

Black-headed Trogon
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
Black Vulture
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua

Great Egret
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
(See yesterday’s post for egrets in the nursery)
Great-tailed Grackle
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua

Green Heron
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua

Groove-billed Ani
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
Hoffman’s Woodpecker
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua

Little Blue Heron
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
Magnificent Frigate Bird Juvenile
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua

Mangrove Swallow
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Grackle
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
Oriole Nest
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua

Osprey
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
Whimbrel
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
White Ibis
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua

Wilson’s Plover male
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
Yellow Warbler, Resident Male
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
(The brown hood makes him a resident. Migrants are all yellow.)


And don’t miss my Nicaragua Birds photo gallery for 98 different species!

And remember that both my trips to Nicaragua were provided by Tours Nicaragua!  Check out what they offer! I’m very happy with them!

Resident Male Yellow Warbler

Resident Male Yellow Warbler
Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge, Nicaragua
The one that migrates north has a yellow head, only the resident has red-brown.

My computer has no more space for me to download more photos from my camera. So I have a problem to solve before I post more. 🙂