Yellow-rumped Warbler. Note the yellow rump, but it's not always visible, depending on the position of the bird. Note also the yellow at the side of the breast, another clue.
On these fall mornings the mist rises from the pond, like a movie set. The fall color is peaking on the "warbler edge" area of our property here in southern NH, and Yellow-rumped Warblers are migrating through. We drink in the beauty.
Look for Yellow-rumped Warblers in your own yard, they are migrating now across much of the country. We always encourage people to get to know the Yellow-rumped Warbler because it's so abundant and also so they will be able to sort out other, less common warblers, from Yellow-rumps. For more warbler ID help with confusing fall warblers, see our photographic, Stokes Field Guide To Warblers.
Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2007