Photographed on May 14, 2018
This was one of my most incredible days of wildlife photography and by far my best day for songbirds. I planned a trip to scout a lot of locations all over northern New Jersey to find and photograph a variety of warblers. I had a bunch on my list but never really expected to first find them all and second get nice photos of them all. Unbelievably I was able to find every species on my list as well as add a few non-warbler songbirds which was nice. I started the morning with the incredibly striking Golden-winged Warbler. I had only gotten ok photos of them the previous year so I spent a good amount of time with them this spring and walked away with a nice variety of this wonderful species. I then started driving south of where I had started and stopped at many different locations searching for specific species of warbler, getting photos and then moving along. I ended the day in a location where last year I had seen Cerulean Warblers and again not gotten great photos. Sure enough I showed up this year and there were a few around, I waited for the sun to dip below the nearby mountain and give me soft light and started working with these tough warblers. I got a few upgraded photos of the species as well as a nice chance with Red-eye Vireo. Overall I ended up with photos I was happy with of 10 warbler species and 2 additional songbirds species. I was exhausted but it was well worth the effort. I can't wait to try a day like that again next year and if you are interested in joining me I have a workshop available to do just that!