Monday, April 14, 2014

Goldie

Sorry if you are sick of seeing the prothonotary warbler, but it's a bird that was on my wish list for over a year. This is the female, Goldie, after she'd been shown the same house (nesting station) twice by her mate. She decided she'd had enough of house hunting for the afternoon and took a break by getting a bite to eat and tending to her personal needs. Perhaps preparing for a clutch? We hope!
Antenna of crane fly protruding from her beak.






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42 comments:

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

You have such a good eye. Love your photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful!!! I especially like her preening after a delicious meal.

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi,geen takken die in de weg zitten.echt heel mooi.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

amazing photos

Anvilcloud said...

She's a gem and deserves to be shown off. Fine pics.

Roan said...

No way would I ever be tired of seeing this bird. Beautiful!

maryaustria said...

What a little beauty! Such lovely colors! Gorgeous photos!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of this beautiful bird.
All very well photographed Gail.
Greetings Irma

Shug said...

Such a beautiful colored bird.. I've never seen one around here! Love the yellow!!
I'm guessing by seeing the weather reports, that there will be no outdoor photography going on today. Looks like you all are going to get plenty of rain.
BTW...I always enjoy seeing ALL of your pics...no getting tired of them around here..
have a blessed day sweet friend..
shug

TexWisGirl said...

she's a beauty! not tired of them, at all! thanks for explaining the antennae.

ladyfi said...

Such beautiful shots.

Karen said...

Not tired of seeing this little beauty Gail. Fab shots!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

She is a beauty! That gold color is gorgeous. You captured her so well.

Linda R said...

I would never get tired of seeing this beauty.. Really gorgeous shots my friend.

Hugs~

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

These photos are amazing, Gail. I won't ever get tired of seeing this bird. I think it is so great how you 'birders' can see the same bird over and over. I would just say, hmmmm, look at that bird. It wouldn't occur to me to think it was the same bird. lol But I don't bird watch like you do and you don't shop for thrift like I do, but we are still girl friends none the less. Yay!!!

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

She is really gorgeous, Gail. Great pictures too. I can imagine that this bird was on your wish list. It's a beauty! Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Ida said...

What a beauty!

Evelyn S. said...

Gail...the detail in your bird photos is just out of this world! I love this beautiful warbler (won't attempt to spell the name without looking back at your post!)

DeniseinVA said...

Always delighted to see photos you take of these sweet little birds Gail :)

June Caedmon said...

I could never tire of your photos, Gail! Looking forward to watching this family expand!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I could never get tired of seeing this bird! She's a beauty.

Ela said...

Your goldie is gorgeous !!!
Greetings :)

Barb said...

Such extraordinary photos of a lovely lady! Thanks - I can use a little yellow in my life!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh it is so fun to hear you are preparing for Think Pink! Yay! I so appreciate your support and awesome friendship.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such a lovely Goldie!

Melissa said...

Oh I love that bottom photo where she's preening her feathers! And I think it's funny that it took so long to swallow the fly. Those were long antenna!

Debbie said...

she's a beauty, you got some really great shots of her. i actually enjoy seeing lot's of pictures of the same bird. each image shows off something special and different. she is a gorgeous shade of yellow!!

barbara l. hale said...

Awwwww! She's beautiful. How could anyone tire of looking at her??

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the warbler, they are so bright and pretty.

bailey-road.com said...

I never tire of seeing your photos of this beautiful little bird.

Hilary said...

I have no problem indulging your fascination and love for this little beautie. Not when you share such amazing photos of her.

Brian King said...

Beautiful detail!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Bring on the pictures. I don't see that bird over here.The detail is amazing.

Kathy said...

Girl, you've outdone yourself again!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots, Gail!!

Wally Jones said...

Who could ever get sick of seeing such beauty?

I'm still jealous, though. :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

She's a beauty, and your photos are exquisite. Hope she enjoyed her meal. Not exactly pizza, but to each his own. :)

LC said...

In addition to your striking photos, your identifying your subjects, and even their choices of tasty insects, is what gives me birding, flower, and swamp nature hike experiences.

Carole M. said...

well it's a real treat for me to see a bird with yellow on it; I think they're fabulous; great photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I hope she nests!! Beautiful.

catskillblogger said...

She's cute. Love the coloring.

Helma said...

I repeat myself but this bird is actually photographed to perfection!.