Hooded Warbler
Setophaga citrina
May 8, 2021

To my surprise, the other day I encountered a warbler than I hadn't photographed before: the hooded warbler (Setophaga citrina, formerly Wilsonia citrina).

Fortunately, the male is highly distinctive (because of his black "hood"), and so for once it my life, I had an easy identification on hand.

Hooded warbler
  The hooded warbler wasn't the most cooperative soul, hopping/flying around a dense section of forest, but his repeated singing helped me locate him.
Hooded warbler, singing
  I wonder whether he'll find a mate and nest nearby? That happens if rarely around here.

Photo note: I used a Pentax K3-II, with the Pentax 150-450mm lens, on May 6, 2021, for these photos.

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