Saturday, November 23, 2013

Yellow-rumped Warbler

 Yellow-rumped warbler  (Setophaga coronata)

Of all the warblers that live in Ontario during the warmer months, Yellow-rumped Warblers are the hardiest: the first to arrive in spring and the last to leave in fall.

 Can you guess how this warbler got it's name?

Still, I was surprised to see this one was still here a couple of weeks ago, foraging on a beach on the northern side of Lake Ontario.

Insect eaters during the warmer months, they readily change over to eating berries in the fall.

I am linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'  HERE.

43 comments:

Buttons said...

Now that is a beautiful bird I will have to keep my eye open for it around here. I have no idea how it got it's name. Hug B

Judy said...

He is a pretty little thing! Maybe I should get some binoculars and try to identify the birds...
But the dogs would get so mad at me - they are already having to wait while I photograph everything that doesn't smell!

Our photos said...

What a beautiful little bird!

Pamela Gordon said...

Cute! I'm sure he's headed farther south by now.

rainfield61 said...

The yellow is so attractive.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful shots of this little bird.. very easy to see how that name came about!

Cezar and Léia said...

The yellow spot is very charming indeed!
God bless you!
Cezar

eileeninmd said...

The YRW is a cutie! They do seem to hang around late in the season. Great shots of the Yellow-rump!

Ela said...

Oh, he is beautiful and co cute !

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I can imagine taxonomists debating on what to call this bird. Looks like he got tagged with a paintball.

TexWisGirl said...

cute little butter-butt. haven't seen them here, yet.

Linda W. said...

Nice photos! I love the little yellow patch on the back of his feathers.

Gail Dixon said...

They are so cute! I saw them last year for the first time--earlier this spring. I learned the term "butter butt" from TexWis. :)

Muffy's Marks said...

They stop at my feeders in Northern Wisconsin every spring, so that's where they go... Canada!!!!

Karen said...

Wow, what a rump!!

Birdman said...

He better get peddling!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi EG Don't know what else you would call this birds as it describes it perfectly. great shot.

RedPat said...

It sure is flashing its rump for you!

Indrani said...

That patch of yellow on its back makes it so attractive.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a handsome bird and so easy to see where it got its name from!

Ruth Kelly said...

I have been surprised that the birds in my area have not completely left yet either. I have never seen one with yellow in the back. Do they warbler nice?

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful bird!

Robyn G said...

I have never seen or heard of this bird. I like the yellow rump! Thanks for sharing your birding with us, EG.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent shots of the reason for it's name. These are cute little birds.

Mersad said...

That little speck of yellow, almost looks like he fell into a can of paint. So charismatic.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Terri Buster said...

Well he certainly deserves his name- what a pretty sight to see.

Nicki said...

Oh God, I've watched one too many episodes of Glee because you way "Warbler" I think "pre-school, hi-pitched boy show choir".

Lovely shots of the real deal. :)

Michelle said...

What a wonderful dash of yellow!

Kathy said...

I don't think we have those this far south. Pretty little guy.

Randy said...

That is some birthmark.

Stephanie said...

He is a beautiful bird.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little bird! It's easy to see where he got his name from.

birdybrained said...

A lovely little bird!Thanks for sharing!

Anni said...

...and you captured the warbler perfectly for its name. Well done. Great images.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very sweet little bird EG, he would be welcome in my garden any time.

Gary Phillips said...

Tough little guy!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful.

HansHB said...

A lovely post for the bird theme!

Christian Weiß said...

Great bird and beautiful photos.

LONDONLULU said...

A pretty and precious yellow rump! It's a nice touch of warm color amid almost-winter:)

edenhills said...

No questions on how that one got its name! Great captures.

Rose said...

I loved the barn in the post above...and the collage, too. Specially that nuthatch...

I so love this little warbler. I want to look it up...cannot remember if I have before or not...if I have I don't remember what I learned. I just wonder if it comes here to this area.

Everything Changes said...

They fly south to CA to visit us. :-)

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