Saturday, June 19, 2010

Common Yellowthroat Warbler

Common Yellowthroat Warbler
(Geothlypis trichas)

During a walk along the ocean this afternoon,
in the close vicinity of a bog and a barrachois,
I came across this handsome fellow. 
 he called out to me.

You'd think that if he wanted me to know he was there,
he could at least have stayed still long enough
for me to take a decent picture.
This is as good as it gets!

His black mask is called a 'domino' 
and he prefers swamps, marshes, and wet thickets 
from Canada to s. Mexico.

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Denise said...

I have never had the pleasure of seeing one of these little birds before. Are they west coasters I wonder? I'll have to Google. Lovely photo which I enlarged to get a more detailed look.

I took a photo of a momma raccoon investigating my bird feeders. If you have the time to stop by, my post is right here,

Kay said...

Lovely bird!
I learned two things in your post: I didn't know the mask is a "domino" and I had to look up the word "barrachois." I guess it is what we would call a Laguna--or is it a smaller pond than our laguna? Our Laguna Madre is the bay at the end of our river--between the land and the island.
Great post, as always, Karen!

Just Ramblin' said...

As usual, I learned from your blog... same words that were mentioned above. I think it's great you were able to get the picture you did! Nola

Monts said...

Lovely shot Karen, that is a beautiful bird and good to learn some interesting facts about it and its habitat. I agree some birds just will not pose at all and others will almost chase you to get their photo taken.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love this shot. He is so cute and what beautiful colors. Great capture.

Crafty Gardener said...

lovely photo of the yellow warbler, we haven't spotted one in our garden yet

lisaschaos said...

He looks very happy! Those warblers can be difficult, this is great!