Wednesday, August 03, 2011

an male adult American Redstart for Worldbird Wednesday

I have been getting tantalizing glimpses of an male adult American Redatart from my window last evening and again early this morning. If I am patient I might be able to get photos sometime today of this speedy little beauty as he flits and zips about Bird Alley among the leaves. But then I recalled I had seen this species here before and a check in my archives found that I had posted this post included below on August 18th., 2008 and I love its pictures, so here it is a repost of that previous sighting

August 18, 2008

This wood warbler is one that is very distinctive in its colouring and lends itself easily to identification. However it is only in its second fall season that this male American Redstart develops its striking orange and black adult plumage. A male wears a yellow and gray plumage for its first year, closely resembling this female American Redstart seen to the left. It is only after the first year that the male displays it easily seen reddish-orange and black feathers.
As with all warblers the Redstart is no exception in its quick movements as it darts about the foliage feeding on insects. This warblers tail movements are very noticeable, quick and fast, as it often spreads and fans it in the surrounding vegetation.

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16 comments:

*Honest Abe said...

Very nice photos and legend. I never see these where I live and am not aware if they exist here in southwestern Ohio.

grammie g said...

Hi Ann...Lovely bird with nice color to boot!!
I have only seen one once..luky you to get the ones you have : }}
Hope all is well.. Grace

Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful birds.

Springman said...

Posted back in 2008? Wow, you've been at this a while! Interesting the tid bit about the strategy of fanning the tail feathers to startle insects into moving.
Good show! ;-)WBW

Emma Springfield said...

Lovely shots of a very pretty bird.

Andrew said...

A lovely bird to see...
Beautiful images.

Sondra said...

Great Captures of that fantastic bird!!

Neil said...

A very beautiful bird.

holdingmoments said...

Great captures of a real beauty Ann.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, you did very well. They are beautiful birds and way too fast for me to get a decent photo.

Pat said...

Wonderful captures of these beautiful little darters!

Becky and Gary said...

Cute little guy Ann, and I don't think I have seen one before. They are so fast though, I might have missed it and wouldn't know it.
Awesome pictures.
B.

dAwN said...

Great shots and info! Love the fluffed up shots.

Cassy said...

Nice photos of lovely looking birds. Thanks for sharing.

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

Mary said...

I think these birds are so pretty! I saw one last year, but haven't seen any this year.