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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Birders notes: This little bird is a “year round” bird in my area ; Santa Clara County, but I tend to see it more in the Spring and Fall.  I think they fly further north for their breeding season. They are quite busy and rarely stay still.  They require a lot of patience to get a photograph of one in my experience but, they’re so cute, and beautiful the wait is worth it. 🙂

Nikon D700| Nikkor 200-500mm|Lexar Digital Film| PS CC 2017

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27 Comments

  1. They blend so well into the scenery. It’s a wonder you get to see one at all!!

  2. I love that vibrant yellow. I recently saw a bird with quite a bit of yellow at my mother-in-laws. It was one I had not seen around these parts. Unfortunately, I am only an admirer, not a birder, so I don’t know what type it was.

    • Thank you so much Amy!

      Sometimes it’s nice just seeing the beautiful birds without worrying about what they’re called. I remind myself of this quite often. 🙂

  3. Great capture – the bird and foliage are beautiful :-). The colours are so fresh!

    Those warblers do move a lot! The males are gorgeous in their breeding plumage. I only see a few of them in the spring. In the fall, I see a lot of “butter-butts” but they are always juveniles (or maybe adults in non-breeding plumage?).

    • LOL! Butter-butts! That’s so cute. It’s the most common one here. The males are lovely with their yellow throats, and little yellow rumps. 🙂

      This summer in your new home you may see the Cape May Warbler! Its Summer breeding home is up there. I don’t see that one here at all, but it’s a beauty I’d love to see. The Magnolia Warbler is another beauty I’d love to see that you have in summer that I don’t ever see.
      I’m excited about your new birding possibilities! 🙂

      • You’re right about the Cape May Warblers in Edmonton. According to e-bird, William Hawrelak Park is the place to see them in mid August. I’ll be sure to check it out and post some photos! Thanks for the info. 🙂

        • Fingers crossed you see them and get a photo or two!
          How exciting! Not to mention how wonderful it will be for you to be only 3 hours away from Jasper NP!!! It’s been on my bucket list a long time.

  4. Deborah, this is one sweet looking bird! Thank you for persevering and catching it in all its glory.
    We don’t have many of these around “my neck of the woods” in Ohio. I love how it has a pretty yellow turtleneck and a black and white checked vest on! 😉

    • I just looked at the map. You’re in the Migrating path, and Summer breeding ground for many Warblers but none that I looked at are year rounders. 😦 But, how I’d love to see some of those that pass through your area! The Blackburnian Warbler would be high on my list of those to see.

      • Deborah, I will check and see the local state parks which have birding log books. There are many dedicated birdwatchers who will record the names and locations of bird sightings. I will look for the Blackburnian Warblers!

  5. Lovely! You even got an eye 🙂 We have a lot of them here, too. We call them butter butts. I love their song. I don’t know if ours are year-round, but I can honestly say I really only see and hear them when the weather breaks.

    • Ha! I love that name!! 🙂

      Hum, you might be in Summer breeding territory? But I’m not sure. I kinda have the map in my head, but it’s faint. 🙂

      Thanks Joey!

  6. I like the name too.

  7. Gorgeous

  8. Very cute bird and wonderful picture of it. Congrats!

  9. Precious!

  10. I can see why you waited, he’s a cutie, for sure.

    • Thank you Dan! I chased this one from one tree to another hoping for just one good look while I was holding my camera to my eye. 🙂

      That kit can get heavy quick!


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