Home of the Wobbler

by | Mar 2024

My Best Friend Calls This Bird a Wobbler and I Don't Correct Her

Photo: Debbie Hartmann

An award-winning image captures a beloved backyard visitor.

Sometimes, you need not go far for an exceptional photograph. For White Bear Lake resident Debbie Hartmann, a local friend’s home is a bird watching destination. “My friend Brenda and I both live in White Bear Lake, and I love hanging out on her deck with my camera because she has so many birds in the woods behind her home. One day, my friend asked if I would take some pictures of the wobbler birds because it was her husband’s favorite bird. Over the next few hours, every time she said, ‘wobbler,’ I smiled big because it was hilarious,” Hartmann says. (The bird in question is a yellow-rumped warbler). “ I took many photos that day, and this one ended up being my favorite.”

Photographer: Debbie Hartmann
Title: My Best Friend Calls This Bird a Wobbler, and I Don’t Correct Her
Equipment: Fujifilm XT5 with a 70–300mm lens
Category: Wildlife
Award: Third Place


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