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Yellow-breasted Chat

Chat
Me with the Yellow-breasted Chat

Did I mention that on International Migratory Bird Day . . . . . I got another LIFER!! Yellow-breasted Chat (CHECK)!

Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat

Sarah and banding crew
Sarah and her banding crew!

Chat
Such an amazing Bird!

Chat
Takes a bite before flight!


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14 responses

  1. Cool bird and photos. We’ve been trying to spot a Chat for a couple of years now. We’ve heard them but never seen them. maybe this year.

    22 May 2009 at 9:22 pm

  2. Marg

    How cool is that! It was a big thing two years ago when a chat was hanging out around Toronto Harbour! great shots and congrats on another lifer 🙂

    22 May 2009 at 10:31 pm

  3. I love the yellow-breasted chat! It is just too big to be a warbler, though 😉 Looks more like a Robin in drag 😉 What astoundingly detailed pictures – oh how I would love to see this guy so CLOSE!!! The beauty of banding!

    23 May 2009 at 4:01 pm

  4. Lisa at Greenbow

    Chats are well named. We know where to go in our county to see them and they never let us down as they are quite vocal. Not only that I think they are beautiful.

    23 May 2009 at 4:53 pm

  5. Pam

    What a beautiful bird, Tom!

    23 May 2009 at 7:28 pm

  6. Congrats! thats a great bird. Love the way it carries on chatting and chatting

    23 May 2009 at 9:10 pm

  7. How beautiful!!

    24 May 2009 at 8:08 am

  8. These photos are breathtaking! How amazing it is to be so close to such a beautiful bird. Thanks for the photos!

    24 May 2009 at 12:29 pm

  9. I have never seen one–what a beautiful and lively bird.

    25 May 2009 at 9:39 am

  10. Great shots Tom, I love the detail in the head shot, great work !!

    25 May 2009 at 3:57 pm

  11. Beautiful bird – and nice shots. Glad to see the banding is going on again. So, how do I get to see one of these sessions?

    26 May 2009 at 2:47 pm

  12. I’ve never even heard of this bird, much less seen one. It certainly is a beauty. I love the final shot – such wonderful detail — even though someone had to get a bitey in the process!

    27 May 2009 at 12:08 am

  13. Congratulations! Cool and colorful bird.-It looks like it has quite a thick bill for a warbler.

    27 May 2009 at 7:29 pm

  14. That’s a lovely bird, and great close-ups of it!

    28 May 2009 at 9:06 pm

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