home     galleries     new     equipment     links     about    contact

Blackpoll warbler        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Although not as colorful as many wood warblers, adult male blackpoll warblers are attractively marked in a black and white pattern.   The species breeds spruce forests in the northern part North America and is a rare fall vagrant to the west coast.   This winter/juvenile plumaged bird was photographed in Monterey, California; in this plumage they are quite similar to bay-breasted warblers .

  • Canon R5; 800 mm lens and 1.4X or 2X extender, fill-in flash (2022)