Friday, July 13

Friday Bird Blogging: The Black and White Warbler

This common warbler is not easy to spot at first; to an untrained eye it can easily be mistaken for a nuthatch or a downy woodpecker when moving about in trees. Seeing them is a real treat, however-- they move quickly up and down tree trunks, pulling insects from the bark and, having almost no displayed color, tend to present a nice contrast with the environment around them. Pictures of these birds remind me of art projects I used to do where I would take parts of the picture and desaturate them, removing the color from part of the picture, but leaving the rest intact.

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