Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mystery Bird ID Quiz #7 Answer!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's another view of the "mystery" bird.

Yes, you are all very sharp and perceptive! It IS indeed a yellow-rumped warbler in fall plumage, taken last fall in southeastern Ohio. The bird was snagging insects on a warm morning from the railing of our deck.

I guess it was a bit of a curveball to show a fall warbler instead of a spring/breeding-plumage bird.
Male yellow-rumped warbler in spring.


On April 22, 2009 at 4:11 PM Cindy Lenker said...

Wow! beautiful shot! Beautiful bird. I haven't seen Warblers here, but I would bet there are some in KS. Would love to see one.

On April 22, 2009 at 11:22 PM Anonymous said...

Yeah, well, that'll teach me to do one of these quizzes before my first cup of coffee. (Glasses might help too)

On April 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM Wade said...

I got it wrong too! I need to hit the fields a bit more..

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On April 25, 2009 at 11:43 PM artistatexit0 said...

Hi...I bird at the Falls of the Ohio State Park across from my home in Louisville, KY. The yellow-rumped is our first to arrive and last to leave warbler. Like your gnatcatcher question, I wondered what these warblers were eating in advance of any insects or fruit. While watching a yellow-bellied sapsucker, I was surprised to see yellow-rump warblers sipping sap from a sweet gum tree that the woodpecker bore holes into. Have you seen this behavior as well? Spring migration seems to be arriving late this year. I enjoyed your site...kind regards...Al

On December 27, 2010 at 1:13 PM Mendel "maxpedition gearslinger" Potok said...

That is one impressive picture, did you use a zoom lens or did it really get that close to you?

On March 14, 2011 at 4:22 PM Scope Mount said...

What a fantastic photograph of the bird! I love the name yellow-rumped warbler, it is such a delicate and cheery looking bird. I have never seen one of these before, but they look delightful. Thanks for the stunning pictures!

On May 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM Bounty hunter metal detectors fan said...

I agree with Cindy this is a beautiful shot and a very beautiful bird :) I just took an animal behavior class and I love watching the behavior of birds. Just one of my favorite past times along with reading and treasure hunting!