Winter Cardinal and Warbler

by John Briggs on January 7, 2012

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Maine Birds

As you have probably noticed, I have been away from blogging for a while. The why and what for’s I will not get into right now. Never-the-less, I am still taking photographs of Maine birds, landscapes and architecture. I started a new website called Capture Maine which basically showcases my landscape and architecture photography.

I’ve pretty much given up on Facebook. I just don’t like what it’s turning out to be and I have a lot of issues with privacy concerns. You can still find my tweets on Twitter. Another social network that I frequent a lot and really like is Google+. The interaction with other photographers from all over the world is incredible! If you have an account with G+, you can add me to your circles by going to my Google+ Page. If you do not have an account, you can still follow my posts on my Plusses blog.

 Now back to birds. We had a minor snowstorm yesterday and there were quite a few birds visiting our feeders. One particular bird, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, decided to spend the winter with us. He has been around since mid November and loves suet and peanut chips. Dark-eyed Junco’s are plenty as are American Goldfinches. We also saw 4 Bald Eagles flying around the cove, two adult and two second year.

Enjoy the photos below of the Northern Cardinal and the unusual wintering Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Northern Cardinal

Northern CardinalYellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Happy Birding!


docforestal January 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Very nice John

Joan January 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Maybe the yellow-rumped warbler is the bird I've been seeing too around our feeders. But, I didn't capture a great photograph like yours.
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MaineBirder January 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Thank you for the comments Dan and Joan! I appreciate you both stopping by.

Eileen January 9, 2012 at 5:31 am

Lovely yardbirds. the Cardinal is beautiful and the YRW is a fantastic capture. They are quick moving birds. Wonderful photos, have agreat day and Happy Birding!

@DawnFine January 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

Gorgeous photos John! I miss your blogging! I have a Google plus account but rarely go to it. Just not enough interaction for my liking. I do understand that photographers love it. Happy Birding! Hope all is well!!

prairiebirder January 9, 2012 at 11:57 am

Very beautiful photos John.
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kathie January 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

How fortunate you are to have the wintering warbler, and I wondered what had happened to you!

Frances (AQP) January 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

Love your photos JB: I share your concerns about privacy on FB and even hesitate to start a G+ account. Either way, I will surely bookmark your new website just in case you decide to quit twitter. Happy wintering

MaineBirder January 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thank you Eileen, Dawn, prairiebirder, kathie, and Frances for stopping by and for commenting!

Jeff Jones January 12, 2012 at 8:25 am

Beautiful pics! I have a bumper crop this year of cardinals in my backyard but normally only get yellow rumps in between summer-fall and winter-spring. Every night, I see about 20 cardinals in various places around the feeders just before dark. I love it! It seems like most years all the youngsters are cleared out by this time.
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Chris January 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

That yellow-rumped with the snow flakes is fantastic John! What a splendid capture!

John T. January 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Glad to see a new post on here. I haven't been posting much myself. I enjoyed the photos you have posted on the Capture Maine website. I've also deleted my Facebook page and I've considered a Google + account but haven't taken that step yet. Hope to see some new stuff soon.

Larry January 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Now that yellow-rumped looks out of place with the snow in the background. Nice shot.

Eileen February 16, 2012 at 5:21 am

Beautiful birds, love the Cardinal in the snow and the pretty YRW!

Andrew Mooers July 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

Love the Cardinal, time of year image was shot.
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@NESASK January 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

Terrific winter birds photos, John. Both birds are terrific to have with the snow. We have had a male Northern Cardinal here since the middle of December, (a very rare bird here at 52º latitude and -30º temps). Love to see him against the snow.

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