Canada Warbler – Magee Marsh, Ohio
Canada Warbler is one of my favourite warblers to view and photograph. The combination of blue-gray upperparts and yellow underparts combined with a bold necklace in males makes for a very attractive warbler. This past May at Magee Marsh in Ohio during The Biggest Week in American Birding I got a few opportunities to improve on my Canada Warbler library of photos, a few of which I’ve included here.
The bold black necklace in males combined, yellow breast with contrasting white undertail coverts make identification straightforward. An interesting characteristic of Canada Warbler is that it often droops its wings (Source: The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle).
As Canada Warbler usually stays in the understory, keeping ISO at reasonably low levels can be a challenge. Applying noise reduction at ISO 2000 with the Canon 7D Mark II works pretty well in most cases.
The bicoloured eyering (yellow and white) as seen in the above photo is diagnostic.
Canada Warbler winters south of the US.
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