Wood-warbler mania has taken over my brain leaving me unable to do much but look for wood-warblers, dream of wood-warblers, and devise plans as to how I can see more wood-warblers. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that this time of year I am pretty much a one-trick pony, a single-track record, a birder stuck in a gaudy rut full of wood-warblers. (See, even my metaphors make no sense this time of year!) But, honestly, can you blame me?

Palm Warblers are a pleasure to behold, especially when they come close and stay still like the one in the picture above did. Usually they are not so confiding and you have to work harder for a decent shot. On a couple of recent outings I decided to take the lazy digiscoper’s way out, keep my distance, and try for some decent, long-range images of foraging Setophaga palmarum. I hope you like the results.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.