This female Yellow-rumped Warbler was flitting through the branches at the edge of the woods. She was low in the trees and very busy looking for insects. Suddenly she stopped and stared up at something. She looked backed and forth, eyeing it from different directions, sitting still...and giving me a great shot of her namesake...
|Yellow-rumped Warblers have a beautiful broken white eye ring...|
|...but it's that lovely little pat of butter that makes it easy to identify this beauty!|
|Yellow-rumps do not nest in our area, but they are plentiful and common during migration, and you can find them here in the winter. I've seen them every now and then along the Little Miami and at Winton Woods too.|
|...and their bellies are pretty too!|
These photos are all from the week I spent this May at Magee Marsh in Toledo, Ohio for the Biggest Week in American Birding festival.
Click here for another post on the sweet Butter Butt.
Note: Magee Marsh is one of the sites on the Nature Conservancy's Natural Treasures of Ohio.