Warbling Vireo in Bartram's Garden

In Albums: birds Philadelphia

Warbling vireo, a small, drab gray bird, climbing among branches

May 3rd, 2011, by Alex Zorach

I often hear Warbling vireos, but I find them tricky to photograph: this is the first photograph I have ever taken of one. There were a number of these birds singing in Bartram's garden, on the day I took this picture. This particular bird was not singing.

Bartram's garden, a botanic garden and arboretum, located on the Schuylkill river, is one of many good spots I have found for birdwatching in Philadelphia.

The sunlight gives the appearance of this bird having a gold crown; it does not! That is an artifact of the sun filtering through leaves and branches.