Squeaky B & W

Black-and-White Warbler breeds in northern and eastern North America and winters in Florida, Central America, and the West Indies down to Peru. One of its calls is so high pitched I need my hearing aids to hear it:
This one was passing through Central Park.

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia), Central Park 5/6/2019
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia), Central Park 5/6/2019

11 thoughts on “Squeaky B & W

  1. Khürt Williams 2019-05-11 / 7:53 am

    Sherry, what’s this?!!! An American who uses the words “West Indies” instead of Caribbean?!! But wait, you are New Yorker. Of course!


    • Sherry Felix 2019-05-11 / 2:05 pm

      Very funny. To get technical on you, the West Indies is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Lucayan Archipelago.

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      • Khürt Williams 2019-05-11 / 2:31 pm

        Yep. I was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I’ve lived in St. Lucia, Barbados, and Antigua. It’s always been the West Indies.

        I’ve given up saying “West Indies” with most Americans (at least the ones I encounter in New Jersey and other states outside New York City) who ask where I’m from. Caribbean works for them, although most don’t pronounce the word correctly.

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      • Khürt Williams 2019-05-11 / 2:39 pm

        The West Indies is a chain of islands in the Caribbean ocean. It’s not region of any ocean.


      • Khürt Williams 2019-05-11 / 2:41 pm

        Ugh! Small text box and small print on iPhone and watery allergy eyes make for a bad typing experience. Ignore that last update.


  2. Jet Eliot 2019-05-08 / 10:44 am

    Fantastic photo, Sherry. I like how the lines on the tree echo the lines in the warbler. And what a grand find. Cheerful and twitchy bird of great beauty.


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