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Willow Warbler

palm warbler1Friends, this tiny warbler is a palm warbler and he is an old bird on my life bird list, in the past all the images that i tried to get of this bird was blurred cause they are so quick , but this day he sat quietly in the willows and i was able to capture this quiet moment, I liked how the backlit pussy willows framed him, we are on the road to the badlands til Tomorrow MJ

Pussy Willows

Friends, these pussy willows have gone to seed and all are rushing to be first in line to be photographed. They are really male catkins of the willow tree covered with stamens they appear very early in the spring.  In Crex they are a dominant vegetation in the wet areas. Below is an image of an earlier version of pussy willows.

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