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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Posted on Apr 23, 2016

Here it is, the most abundant warbler you will likely see this year – the Yellow-rumped Warbler. In this case the bird was not showing off where it got that name, and instead it fluffed up and shook off for a moment while still watching for prey. There were plenty of flying (and biting!) insects already in the air here in late April, and it along with dozens of others had their fill flitting through the forest canopy.

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You can also see the leaves beginning to emerge. In a couple of weeks there will be a lot of green across the landscape and views like this one will already be covered up. Get out there now while the conditions are ideal to see these early migrants without having to battle the foliage as you strain your neck.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator