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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Common Yellowthroat peek-a-boo

Popping up, in the fall foliage,

a Common Yellowthroat looked around, then dove down, while the

"Karma Corona" Dahlia approved.

One of the fall migrants in our garden recently was this Common Yellowthroat, f. , peeping from behind the fall foliage, a usual move from this skulky, don't-let-the-photographer-get-a-full-body-photo little warbler. Get to know this bird well. It's a common migrant. Note the pale eye-ring, brownish cheeks contrasting sharply with the yellowish throat, buffy yellow breast. Not visible is the yellow undertail coverts. A 1st winter male would begin to show a little black on the face, the beginning of what will become his raccoon mask as an adult.


Jason Kessler said...

Beautiful colors in those top two pix.

Bird Feeders said...

Beautiful pictures! The flower is gorgeous.

Bird Feeders said...

Excellent photographs, thanks for sharing! I've been seeing these warblers around a lot lately.