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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.

1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 640, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

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).

1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 2000, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

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.

1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 2000, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

The bicoloured eyering (yellow and white) as seen in the above photo is diagnostic.

1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 2000, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 400mm DO II + 1.4x III tc

Canada Warbler winters south of the US.

New Gallery Photos Added                Gallery

Canada Warbler                                    Wood Warblers

 

Happy Birding,

Claude

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Beautiful shots of my favourite warbler.

Thank you Marilyn!

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