Pennsylvania’s 2nd MacGillivray’s Warbler is still present as of November 29th at Highspire Reservoir Park. Although the warbler is typically easy to find by tracking down its chip notes it most often stays hidden low in the brush, and rarely pops out into the open offering unobstructed views. This afternoon, I made my 4th visit to the park, and after waiting for a while I was able to get some of my favorite photos of the bird so far. To see other photos I’ve taken of this beautiful warbler, check out this link. Here is a helpful map that Chad Kaufman made to help folks figure out where to park and look for the warbler. Good luck to any other birders that plan to chase this bird!
Here are a few links to other people’s photographs of the MacGillivray’s Warbler:
Tom Johnson, Michael Murphy, Sue Hannon (the lady who found the warbler originally), Meredith Lombard, Peter Wolfe, Andrew Weitzel, Gordon Dimmig, Larry Usselman, Kim Gruener, Pat Williams, Andy Wilson, Holly Merker, Kyle Aldinger, David Yeany, Kevin Ebert, Matthew Addicks, Carl Engstrom, Nick Pulcinella.
Many other great photos of the warbler can be found on the ‘PA Birders’ and ‘PA Birders – Photography’ groups. If you have a publicly-accessible collection of photos of the bird, I would love to link to them here or you can post a comment with the link!