Coming Out Of The Thicket

This bird is called a Common Yellowthroat. It’s a warbler. I don’t know why they leave that designation off in the official name (after all the Palm Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Magnolia Warbler as well around 40 more North American warbler species have warbler in their name.) Maybe folks think that the Yellowthroat is so common that everyone will know what it is.

Once I learned to recognize the chirps and song of this species, I realized it was quite prevalent around our property. But, it’s a little bird that moves very fast and prefers hanging out in the shadows. So, while it may be “common” in numbers, it’s not a common sight to be hold.

I feel fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time to observe this lovely male Common Yellowthroat as he remained in the sun at the top of a small tree near our pond for a few minutes! Although it’s a small bird, that brilliant yellow color isn’t hard to spot once the bird decides to come out of the thicket.

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