19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Northern Parula sings among apple blossoms

A male Northern Parula - the smallest species of eastern warbler - sings enthusiastically from the flowered boughs of an apple tree. The bird had probably only arrived from tropical wintering grounds a day or so before I made this photo. It wasted no time in establishing its territory, and made the rounds of singing perched. One was this apple tree, which made for an irresistible scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Lancaster, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Jim McCormac