Yellow-rumped Warbler and more….

Today it was very cloudy, but warm and windy at about 77 degrees.  But it is more or less the calm before the storm.   Tomorrow it is supposed to be only 42°, then on Saturday even lower at 32°.  Those are predicted highs.

But enough about the weather.  I went out this Thursday morning to see if there were any birds around.  Not very many, we found out.  We did see a few at Spring Creek Park;  Western Bluebirds, House Finches, American Goldfinch to name a few.  Also the Ladder-backed Woodpecker of video stardom in my previous blog was still there.  I wonder if he is planning a nest at that location.

Here a couple of shots of a Yellow-rumped Warbler that I obtained.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

An Eastern Phoebe made an appearance, too.  Something familiar about that tree branch.

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Meanwhile this squirrel watched all of the proceedings from above.



I hope you enjoyed this post and my photographs.  More to come in a few days, I hope.  Maybe that cold front will finally bring in some more of the birds that we have been missing.  Click on any image to see an enlargement.

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9 thoughts on “Yellow-rumped Warbler and more….

  1. Wonderful photos, Bob – I love the backgrounds of the warblers and the Phoebe – really subtle but they set off the bird perfectly. We are getting colder weather too – hard frosts at night and cold clear weather in the daytime.

  2. These photos are delightful and so full of energy and nature. You really captured the birds and the squirrel looks like he is checking you out. I wished we had Eastern Phoebes…they are so cute..

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