Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) – Frontenac Park

2 July 2015 – I had the pleasure of observing a female Cerulean Warbler foraging uncharacteristically low to the ground…..definitely a far cry from way up in the the canopy of a mature hardwood!

Photo: Cerulean Warbler (female). Today (2 July 2015) at Frontenac Provincial Park just North of Sydenham,

Cerulean Warblers are quite portly in GISS; this overall shape is derived from the combination of a short and stout bill, husky neck, pot belly, and very short tail. The long and pointed wings, often drooped in orientation, polish off its entirely unique and charming build. Females show a dark eye line and conspicuous eyebrow (supercilium) and variable underpart coloration ranging from drab whitish-pale yellow, to yellowish-green.