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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Yellow Warbler sweeetness

Recent photo I took of a male Yellow Warbler on Bobolink Farm, our 48 acre NH property. He was singing, "sweet, sweet, sweet, I'm so sweet." What a gorgeous bird and such a common breeding warbler all across much of the U.S and Canada. Look for it in shrubs and woodlands near water.
When we paddle around our large pond we see flashes of buttery yellow in the shrubs along the edges, a sign of the breeding Yellow Warblers. Males sing loudly when they first arrive in order to attract the females then quiet down during breeding, as they are now. This is warbler that leaves at the end of the summer, one of the earlier migrating warblers. So take your binoculars when you hike, canoe, kayak, or picnic on a lake and look for this golden jewel now.

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