The yellow-rumped warbler (Setophaga coronata) is a North American bird species.They are found in the Northeastern U.S., they occur all the way down to sea level wherever conifers are present. During winter, yellow-rumped warblers find open areas with fruiting shrubs or scattered trees, such as parks, streamside woodlands, open pine and pine-oak forest, dunes (where bayberries are common), and residential areas. On their tropical wintering grounds they live in mangroves, thorn scrub, pine-oak-fir forests
In summers, males of both forms have streaked backs of black on slate blue, white wing patches, a streaked breast, and conspicuous yellow patches on the crown, flank, and rump (the latter giving rise to the species’s nickname”butterbutt” among birdwatchers).
The Yellow-rumped Warbler is # 214 on my list of “Lifers”
The past week we had a teaser two days samples of Spring, on which we had sunshine and semi-warm days (Low 60º F). The sudden new energy of seeing bright and warmer days worked on me, also, was inviting for my avian friends. Those sunny days inspired me to sit behind my camera and wait for birds to appear…my plan paid off! I had the opportunity to shoot photos of a variety of birds. (See photo gallery)
I set my birds up, cleaned their feeders and filled them with plenty of seeds and water, then little by little the birds showed up! That was really rewarding.
Today is a different story whatsoever, it is raining buckets! At 8:00 am we got phone alert message from Tyler’s School saying that all children in School were being moved to a shelter because of high winds and possibilities of tornados.
We’ve had thunders and heavy rain so far. I hope we never get to see a tornado in our area.