Mission Accomplished!

In a bit of good natured blog banter, Joe Sweeney and I (check out his blog – https://sweeneyfit.wordpress.com/) have been passing back and forth the challenge of photographing a “rare warbler.”

Well, today I am claiming the victory! The Oxford English Dictionary defines rare as “occurring very infrequently” and this afternoon a warbler I have never seen before showed up in my backyard.


This female Prairie Warbler (at least I think that’s what it is) flitted over to the birdbath, took a quick dip, then flew off into the tree tops.  I wish I could have gotten better pictures, but she was so fast I didn’t have time to fiddle with my camera settings.



Okay Joe…your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to get a picture of a rare hummingbird!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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5 Responses to Mission Accomplished!

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Congratulations Kathy! A ‘lifer’ is always the greatest thrill for a birder, we always hopw every time we go out birding that we will find a new one we have not seen before, and it is a real blessing and delight when we do, but to have one call at your house is even more blessed!

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Well done on your new “tick”!

    Our warblers are generally more drab than this little beauty, and, I must confess to my own embarrassment; very tricky to identify!

  3. Sue says:

    Yay for you!

  4. Congratulations!! So exciting!

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