Tuesday, September 04, 2007
We saw a Prairie Warbler, top photo. Note the bright yellow underneath, streaking on the sides and the darkish semicircle under the eye. Warblers are often harder to identify in the fall because they change their plumage into more muted colors and patterns than spring. The bottom photo is an immature, male Common Yellowthroat. You can see his bright yellow throat and chest and just a few dark feathers on his face. He will eventually acquire the full dark "bandit" like mask of the adult male by next spring. There are many more warblers to come, yeah! We'll be looking.