Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Oven Birds and Female Redstarts of the Vermilon River. A Post to WBW

Oven Bird.
 The Oven Bird photos were taken on the west side of the river, and the Redstarts were photographed near  what I call the big wetland ( see previous post). The Oven Birds were in a mass of pin cherry trees along with the immature Robins and some Cedar Waxwings, as well as some Common Yellow Throats. All were gorging themselves on the pin cherries.

The Oven Bird is a Warbler also, although certainly not as flamboyant as some of his conferrers. They get their name from the nest they build; the entrance is similar to an oven door. My thanks again to NWO Birds for Identifying the Oven Bird, which I had never seen before.
Rear View

Side View.

Side Back View.

Back View.

Female American Redstart.

Female Redstart

Back View.

Female Redstart

Male American Redstart
I knew what the female Redstart was as soon as I saw her, and only then because of my previous post on Chestnut-sided Warblers and their variation in plumage. She was one of the ones we had to check out in that post, before we made the final identification. These guys are really hard to photograph in a full canopied forest as they flit around to no end, and then the small flock fly off. The male was shot earlier this year, and is for reference only.

A Post to WBW @ http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

30 comments:

  1. love the white eyering on the ovenbird. and the redstarts are beautiful!

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  2. I've not seen an oven bird before either. Very pretty little bird.

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  3. For some reason, the ovenbird really appeals to me. Such a tidy looking little thing. The American Redstart is charming. Lovely photos, and a good education, as usual.

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  4. You got some really great shots. I don't think I've seen a redstart yet. I'll keep my eye out for those.

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  5. Love that eye ring on the oven bird. You've got such a great eye spotting and photographing these little guys. Those day light hours are really shortening up, get ready for the migration!
    Great stuff Gary!

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  6. Really nice images Gary... lovely birds.

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  7. All great pics, Gary, but I love the Redstart, what a pretty bird..

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  8. I just love the cute female redstart. Beautiful birds and photos.

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  9. A great series of photos showing the birds in different poses.

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  10. Beautiful post. I am impressed how you allways get photos of the birds. I walk in the forrest every day, but I dont get to see so many or they allmost allways fly away... :)

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  11. It is not easy to photograph birds but you did it very well.

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  12. Hi Gary

    The Ovenbird is great but I really liked the second shot of the female Redstart it is a wonderful photo.

    All the best.
    Guy

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  13. Love them all, particularly the momma Redstart on the nest.

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  15. Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

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  16. Oh what beauty! I love ovenbirds! I saw my first one ever in Maine a few years ago. I have not seen any this year but i have heard a few. Love the redstarts too! I am so happy you got to see these delightful little birds!

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  17. These are some gorgeous little critters! Great finds and photos!

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  18. Excellent shots of the Oven Bird and the female American Redstart Gary!

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  19. Hi Gary - 10000 apologies for my crimes against national identity, geography and attention to detail. I know it was a crime way beyond forgiveness – but somehow I need you to be able to put it to one side!

    Given that you have never tried to sell me cola or fried food I should have spotted the mistake myself!

    Cheers - Stewart M – Austria (or somewhere!)

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  20. What a great variety of colourful birds you've got there, Gary!

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  21. ooohhhh what pretty birds. you really captured them well!!!

    and i LOVE your header pix!!!

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  22. Excellent images of those two warbler species! And kudos to you for getting all those ovenbird shots!

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  23. Another lovely series of images... I've never heard of the Oven Bird either... the images of it are great with all the different poses set against the clear blue sky!

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  24. I havent seen an Oven bird for a while...and never seen one in a tree! always skipping around the scrubby stuff just barely off the forest floor...GREAT photos Gary--Love the redstarts too.

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  25. Nice shots of the Ovenbird Gary. You can just get the hint of the black stripes on the crown. The American Redstarts are beautiful too. It's not easy capturing those warblers!

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  26. I was wondering why it was called a Oven bird now I know thanks great photos.

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