Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yellow-rumped Warbler

The Yellow-rumped Warblers have arrived. I banded several during the past few days. Previously I have posted on this species’ adaptations for cold weather. Unfortunately for this bird, eight inches of snow fell yesterday night. The photos below show one of my banded birds landing on the baffle below my suet feeder. The bird looked up and discovered the suet, which it proceeded to devour as sleet became heavy snow on April 22nd!

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful little birds. I love the top photo, Dan.