Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Like Bill of the Birds, I am hosting a male Mourning Warbler in my backyard. He showed up about a week ago and I am assuming that the bird still hanging around has been the same individual. I have been trying to get a photo of him since he arrived but the light has not been the best until the last couple of days. Today when I got home from work he was foraging in the open a bit more and the sun was out for a bit. I was able to catch up to him for a few photos.
Mourning Warblers are rare but regular migrants in Northeastern Montana. It was one of the few rather rare but regular warblers I was able to find so far this spring. It is even more unusual to have one hang out for this long. Usually it is a matter of minutes before most of the warblers move through the yard on their way someplace else.