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Yellow-Rumped and Black & White Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warbler auditioning for the Charlotte’s Web Sequel

After a brutal winter and a non-existent spring . . . it suddenly warmed up . . . reaching 80 degrees.  A quick pre-work excursion revealed the birds are as excited about the weather as Ingrid and I are.

Yellow-rumped Warblers were everywhere.  Not a particularly unusual species (in fact they are occasionally seen along the Maine coast in winter) . . . these were the first “Butter Butts” we’ve seen since California in February.

In their stunning breeding plumage (the rest of the year they are a drab blueish-brown), they were were singing and getting very excited by simple phishing.

After about 10 minutes I heard a Black and White Warbler . . . a first of the year.  It took me quite a while to actually get him in my camera lens but it was worth it:  one of my favorite birds.

A variety of sparrows seem to be present everywhere.

And of course the ubiquitous Greater Yellowlegs.  Not sure why they are so prevalent this year.

 

 

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