It's spring again—and love is in the air! Winter plumages are shed by many to reveal striking, gaudy birds. Breeding males usually take on an exorbitantly ostentatious appearance, abandoning the comforts of a camouflaged plumage to attract a mate.
In winter, while we focus on the resident bird species in our area, we often forget about the tiny little warblers and other neotropical migrants that have just flown hundreds or thousands of miles to their Central and South American wintering grounds from their breeding grounds here in North America, and within a matter of months will be flying back north again...
To me, warblers are the most colorful and easily disturbed birds out there. In Mexico there are 64 species, and in the state of Veracruz (where I live), there are 55 migratory and resident species of warblers.
Your first challenge in this photo might have been just trying to spot the bird!