Tennessee Warbler with Spruce budworm

Posted by Paul Rossi on Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:12 pm

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Taken in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP)

This image was taken 5 years ago, when Tennessee Warblers were starting to become more common in the EUP.  This year there is a loose colony of 20+ within 2 miles of my home.  They have lots of deciduous saplings in their nesting zone, with Spruce budworm infested spruces interspersed - the ideal conditions for a colony to form.

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Exp comp: -2/3
ISO: 400
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by Karl Egressy on Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:46 pm
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Excellent action shot.

by clement on Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 pm
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WOW a beautiful picture over all

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:40 am
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Great shot with that worm- getting a lot of mileage out of the budworms, eh? Well done- interesting to learn that they colonize.
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by Ron Day on Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:43 pm
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How fortunate you are to have a colony of these lovely warblers close to home. I like the detail of the prey budworm revealed here. Very nice, Paul.

by Carol Clarke on Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:02 pm
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Fine behaviour capture, Paul.

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by david fletcher on Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:04 am
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Super shot Paul. dinner a bonus..
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