White-eyed Vireo


I heard this bird singing its heart out and I didn’t know the song.  So I stayed with it for a while as it sang and flitted within the tree.

Patience paid off!  Here’s my lifer #195, the White-eyed Vireo.


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White-eyed Vireo


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White-eyed Vireo


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White-eyed Vireo


Thank you, Mr/Ms Vireo, you made my day!

A cool fact:  The White-eyed Vireo bathes by rubbing its body against dewy foliage in the morning.



32 thoughts on “White-eyed Vireo

  1. Congrats on a lifer! And it is always even more exciting to track down a bird by song! When you hear that song repeatedly and then find a lifer, you never forget the bird chase and that song! I had a similar experience with the White-eyed Vireo (https://www.dreamstime.com/blog/listen-49933) and now, whenever I hear him, I know it is him. Which is good, because they often stay hidden. They do respond to playback if you want to get a good photo, but mind the ethics of playback and don’t go overboard! Great job and good photos! Love the story! William — “What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at Your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalms 104 The Message

    • Thank you, William! This vireo stayed true to its behavior on staying hidden from me while continuing to sing beautifully. Almost teasing me saying, “hey, I’m over here now…” 🙂 Your post is similar, love it! For sure, birding has taught me patience. And it paid off with this vireo! Yay!!

    • Thank you, Ashley! I photographed it at the 10,000 Islands NWR that is about 12 miles from our campsite in Florida. This refuge has been a great location for a variety of birds for me and not too crowded with people. This Vireo and my other recent Glossy Ibis also taken at this refuge iced the cake! 😊

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