Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Yellow Warbler/Wild Bird

 Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

Remember the lyrics "Yellow bird up high in banana tree"?  Well this warbler was actually in a willow tree and he was not alone like Harry Belafonte in the song. This guy was with a number of his friends hunting down caterpillars and other insects.

Looking down

Yellow warblers are little birds that frequent the tops of shrubs and small trees such as willows, alders and cottonwoods in wetland areas.

Looking up

And the males love to sing!
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

58 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh isn't he the handsome wee gent! A winged ray of sunshine.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh he is so pretty! I've never seen one of these.

see you there! said...

How they must brighten up the garden.

Darla

Indrani said...

How pretty. Hope it got enough to eat.

Nicki said...

I have watched too much TV with my kids because the first thing that came to mind when you mentioned warblers was one of the show-choir/glee choir groups from GLEE.

That first shot is amazing - looks like a painting. Normally when little yellow birds flit around here they are so sinking fast that getting a picture is out of the question.

Buttons said...

Oh I can almost hear him. Awesome shots cameragirl Hug B

Sandra said...

so birds look up and down to.. just like you do... they are beautiful

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a wonderful sighting! He's so bright and vivid. I'd love to see one of those here.

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness, what a lovely yellow this bird is! Beautiful setting as well!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely! i was thrilled to see one here last year. :)

Łucja-Maria said...

Lovely bird. It has a delightful yellow color.
The first time I see this.
Fantastic photos.
Regards:)
Lucia

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful bird this is, and I think he is singing just for you!

Karen said...

What a great sighting EG! They are such a pretty bird.

LONDONLULU said...

I love his color, and can only imagine how wonderful he sounded!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful! I haven't seen one before. Wonderful captures!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, he is just so gallant and beautiful. Great shots.

RedPat said...

Beautiful shots, EG! I love trying to spot warblers in the trees when you can hear them and then of course you must try to identify them! ;-)

Lowell said...

A beauty of a bird bidding you to come by and take its photograph. I think it's warbling in that last photo!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Now *that* is yellow! Magnificent yellow! Just too beautiful for words - thank you for sharing :) An interesting bird too! -Tammy

Nette Cecilia said...

So lovley yellow colour nice photos ,Nette

Rebecca said...

Wonderful find and terrific photos.

Brian King said...

A gorgeous warbler! This is one I have yet to see. Great photos!

llandudnopictures said...

What a beautiful bird, such a vivid colour!

HansHB said...

Great post for WBW!
Well done!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful color!

Maggid said...

Oh!!! Could anything be more wonderful?

Thank You!!!

Patrice said...

Great shots of the warbler - love that last one!

Karen said...

He is a beautiful shade of yellow, lovely pics.

Genie Robinson said...

What a gorgeous vibrant yellow. Mother Nature gives us the grandest gifts. Wonderful captures. genie

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So very pretty in the bright sunlight and greenery!!!

Neil said...

Beautiful colour.

eileeninmd said...

The Yellow Warbler is a gorgeous bird. So bright and beautiful. Great shots!

Carver said...

Such a beautiful bird. I remember that song. Great shots.

Carole M. said...

ah! Yellow birds, love them. Beautiful photos.........

Munir said...

Oh my God. Nature's poetry !

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Beautiful coloring. I don't believe we have anything like this in our local bird community.

Esther Joy said...

Soooo Beautiful!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, did you find him here. I have not seen one in years.

Jack said...

Your first bird portrait is pretty nice, EG.

Michelle said...

Such a bright, little fellow!

Randy said...

What a bright little fellow.

kelley jensen said...

how pretty, we get olive colored warblers with yellow on the breast. They eat the aphids in my locust tree so I get to watch them a lot.

Faye said...

I echo Jacqueline--thought sunshine in motion when say your photos. And the brown markings go so well with the strong yellow color. Would be thrilled to see one of these. Great studies, CameraGirl.

Cezar and Léia said...

So gorgeous bird, the yellow color is adorable!I would love to listen he singing!
Léia

Stewart M said...

Any chance it could be more yellow?? Splendid bird.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gary said...

Nice find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gary said...

Nice find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rose said...

My, goodness! What a beauty! I can almost hear it singing.

Barb said...

What a spectacular little fella! He certainly doesn't believe in camouflage colouring!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can't even begin to say how thrilled I would be to capture such little Beauties EG, they are totally delightful!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful little guy. I have never seen one even though they are out this way----somewhere. Good captures. MB

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful bird. I love their persistent singing.

Susan said...

He's beautiful. I have never seen one before!

Linda said...

So lovely! I don't see these in my area. (Montreal).

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's handsome. The colour is fantastic.

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful images!
We're lucky to have them in the winter and glad they made it home so you can have them the rest of the year!

Sue said...

That bird is such a vivid color of yellow. Quite beautiful!

=)

Genie Robinson said...

Looking up...Looking down....Looking all around...what beautiful shots. Such a vibrant yellow. genie

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