|Audubon's Warbler - spring male|
Small, active bird
Thin, pointed bill (sturdier than most warblers)
Broken eye ring
Yellow rump patch
Small yellow patch at side of chest
White spots in tail
Myrtle: White throat (may be dull buff in some young birds)
Small, yellow, crown patch
White wing patch
Brownish-gray back with black streaks
Indistinct to absent yellow patch on side of breast
Blurry dark streaking on breast and flanks
White wing bars
Listen to its song.
My avian quest took me to Blenkinsop Lake today just as a storm rolled in. Fortunately, I was able to get a couple of photos of this bird before the rain really hit. Although the pictures are pretty blurry due to the poor lighting, the brilliant yellow throat and sides are striking. I didn't notice a yellow rump, but it was probably obscured by the wings in its perched position.
Learn more about the Yellow-rumped Warbler.
|Audubon Warbler - winter|