|The Yellow Warbler, or "Old yeller" as referred to by many vetran birders, is by far the most common of the wood warblers that I see in the Rockford area, Rock Cut State Park, IL; 5/8/2011.|
So here are the lists:
Warblers that spend the summer months in Northern Illinois:
Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow Warbler (Above), Chestnut-sided Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Black & White Warbler, American Redstart, Prothonotary Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow-throated Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Hooded Warbler.
Warblers that I have seen and Identified:
Northern Illinois: Yellow, Pine, Black & White, Prothonotary, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, and Louisiana Waterthrush. (I commonly hear the Ovenbird in our local forests, but I have never been able to see one)
Other States: Yellow-breasted Chat (CA), Worm-eating (TN), Ovenbird (MX), Hooded (TN).
Warblers that I have not yet identified:
Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, Cerulean, Prairie, Yellow-throated, Kentucky, and Mourning.
|Yellow Warbler, Rock Cut State Park, Rockford, IL; 5/8/2011.|
|Yellow Warbler, Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve, Rockford, IL; 5/30/2011.|
|A back lit Yellow Warbler, Rock Cut State Park; 5/8/2011.|
|A BIF Yellow Warbler, Rock Cut State park; 5/8/2011.|
|If it wasn't for the leaf obscuring this Yeller's head, this would have been one of my favorite BIF's, as it shows the transluscent quality of the warbler's wings, Rock Cut State Park, IL; 5/8/2011.|
|If this BIF would have been a bit sharper, this would be a great shot of the Yellow Warbler, Rock Cut State Park; 6/5/2011.|
|Nature's own fireworks, sunset from Bauman Park, Rockford, IL; 5/14/2010|