Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hooded Warbler

Around lunchtime today I got an email from Barry Noret who lives just across 183 from our neighborhood on Swallow Drive. He saw a male Hooded Warbler in his backyard this morning and got this picture of it. I've only seen a Hooded Warbler once before in the neighborhood, so I was excited to hear about this nearby sighting. Hooded Warbler is one of the earlier warblers to migrate through the area this time of year. I'll be out birding the neighborhood tomorrow morning and hope to see one myself!


KCB said...

What a cool-looking bird!

Mikael Behrens said...

Yes! On the Texas coast this is usually a pretty common spring migrating warbler. But inland they seem to spread out and become much harder to find. So seeing one in Austin is always a treat.