Thursday, December 3, 2015

Common Yellowthroat

One of the usually more secretive warblers, the Common Yellowthroat is quite beautiful. And I still get excited when I see one. It is interesting that the more often you see one, the more often you see one. In other words you learn what to look for, and where to look -- and not just location, but habitat. You learn their behavior.  You don't look in trees. In fact, you don't look more than a couple of feet off the ground. They prefer areas around water where there is dense growth and the likelihood of finding bugs. When deep inside that dense growth, photos are problematic. In fact, hard even to see one. So you look around the edges, hoping one will "pop out."

Here are a few photos I have taken in the past week of the Common Yellowthroat:

Common Yellowthroat "popped out momentarily" from the Cattails

Common Yellowthroat posing for a photo

Common Yellowthroat with damselfly in bill
Common Yellowthroat Reflection

Common Yellowthroat looking for bugs along the weed line

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