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Redstart Warbler

Redstart among the trilliums

Here at the Thompson WMA, the trillium (grandiflora) season coincides with the spring bird migration. Once in a while, you can capture a warbler enjoying the trilliums while looking for insects. I was on my knees photographing the trilliums when the redstart posed for me. At one point, this male redstart came so close to me I was not able to focus the lens!

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A Warbler

Warbler feeding

On the return leg of my Montana vacation, I stopped at Fort Peck. In the vicinity of the lake are several camp sites. I pulled into one and soon saw a group of these warblers flitting about a tree. They were very excited flying between the trees and twittering away. I don’t know if the lady bugs were the object of the excitement or not. I didn’t see the birds eat the bugs. Other assorted birds were visiting the trees, too. I don’t have a Western bird book with me so I’m uncertain what they are.