This is a Magnolia Warbler I photographed at Magee Marsh in Spring.
During warbler migration, I get “warbler fever,” a condition which makes it very hard to sit at a desk. Symptoms include extreme distraction, inability to listen to people talking to you because you are hearing birds in the trees, and jumping up and running outside with binoculars whenever one sees something moving. In extreme cases, victims (my husband and I) have been known to ignore all work and jump in a car to drive for hours to warbler “hotspots” along lake shores where migrating birds can be seen in large numbers.
Some of these tiny birds migrate thousands of miles. They come North for insects. They bring with them joy and beauty.