Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Found throughout the U.S. at different times of the year, the Yellow-Rumped is one of the more common and widely known warblers. Although it may not have the sheer dazzle of a Prothonotary Warbler or Blackburnian, they still have a nice mixture of black, charcoal grays, white, and yellow when in their full spring-time regalia.
Such was not the case today, and I was only able to photograph a demure female, but the yellow spotting on her chin, rump, and flanks are still dead giveaways. There were several of these warblers making the rounds at the McCormick ponds, but this is the first time I've actually specifically identified and recorded them. Hopefully they'll still be around in the spring, and maybe feel a bit more photogenic in their proper plumage.

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