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Afternoon with the Yellow Rumps

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Dear Friends, yesterday we were again in the sharp tail blinds and after downloading all the images, i went to crex to see if i could get lucky, have to do your homework in the spring.  Since a few flies had hatched, i thought it was time to look for warblers and sure enough, these yellow dumped warblers had returned to the northland.  They move very quickly and after 90 minutes of fast shooting, i went home exhausted.  This little male was busy protecting what he perceived to be his territory and was chasing off one female while allowing another to remain, he had clearly made his choice.  til Tomorrow MJ

Yellow Rumped Warbler

yellow rump warbler

Friends, this little warbler (yellow-rump) is showing off his three patches of yellow feathers, one on each side of his chest, one  on top of his head and one on his rump.  There were hundreds of yellow-rumps in Crex Meadows this spring, but now that it has turned to summer (85 degrees F) they have gone further north.  til Tomorrow MJ

Wilson Warbler

wilsons warbler

Friends, this Wilson Warbler is known for his black cap and is hiding in the brush, The bokeh is not good but wanted to share with WordPress friends.  I have been  busy this spring chasing the migration, first the ducks, then the dancing sharptail grouse and now the tiny little warblers.  Wild life photography is work, and if you don’t love it, you wont do it.  Yesterday started at 3am and a sunrise visit to Namekagon Barrens to shoot the Sharptail Grouse, then onto Crex for midmorning and afternoon,  Finally home at 5PM, supper, but when the feathers grow sharp in my viewfinder and the light is just right, my clock is ticking til Tomorrow MJ

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