After a weekend birding I feel like I know this bird a lot better. There were Yellow-rumped Warblers in two varieties throughout the trees all along our journey. In my yard a Yellow-rumped Warbler only shows up occasionally.
On the Refuge I started my list with a Yellow-rumped Warbler. I could hear it first, chipping to another then I saw it. What was different about this Warbler was it had a yellow throat as well as the yellow on it’s butt and flank. This means it was a Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon). We saw almost an even split of YR Audubon vs Yellow-rumped Warblers. We also got to see two flying together in circles in front of us. They were most likely exhibiting breeding behavior. A third broke up the behavior so we didn’t get video. Birds move so fast, you see something, then it stops in instants.
I have so much I want to share from the weekend. We saw over 60 species across the two days between Sacaramento NWR, Delevan NWR, and Colusa NWR. I added 6 birds to my life list and we were able to add 1 bird to @karennhogan
’s life list which, is a challenge now that her life list is over 400 birds.
I think my bird a day drawing will have to extend into the next couple of months. I will add posts of the other things I work on too, like #kidlitart
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