Orange Crowned Warbler
It's always exciting to see a new bird species, especially in your own landscape. The colorful and amazing wood warblers are on their way northwards to their breeding grounds, and in Minnesota we're lucky to have so many stop through for a short while.
When reviewing my photos, I did notice the dark stripe through the eye which helped in the identification. The dark stripe 'breaks' the yellow eye ring.
This warbler behavior illustrates to me the important relationship between planting native plants local to your area to support bird populations. The native Elderberries are providing much needed nourishment (through insects) for these migrating warblers who are travelling such large distances.
What wood warblers are migrating through your area?
© Heather Holm, 2015. Unknown