Subtle Warbler

The Yellow-rumped Warbler in winter is bashful about its colors, showing only little glimpses of lemony feathers at certain angles. There’s no doubt about its identity, though, any more there is about the identity of the Spotted Sandpiper in its spotless months.

I’ve written previously about this bird’s versatile appetites and its wintering habitats. What’s notable again is that this is a gregarious bird that forms big flocks, but here in the park I saw only this individual. Where are the others? We would probably attract more of them, and of other species as well, if we had more bushy vegetation. This bird chose a coyote bush for its perch. There’s only a few of this kind, and room for many more.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

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