And common to the summer months is the Yellow Warbler. Simple. Pretty. And a bit trickier to capture on the camera as this bird likes to be high up in the canopy of trees. It does come down every once and awhile BUT can be very skittish.
One would think Yellow would be easy to see. It's not.
Take for example this Yellow-breasted Chat!
|Black-throated Gray Warbler|
Plain, yet full of bouncy energy:)
And then there are the Common Yellowthroats which I think are not common at all:) Look at the striking detail of the male below.
The female is plainer but still a lovely little warbler.
And that historic Yellow-throated Warbler? Yes I was able to capture him on camera.
He sat nicely on the palm frond for a few seconds before flying off. So I'm out of the birder's Hall of Shame for now. But I'm sure there will be more rarities that come our way this year. Warblers make you work for that lifelist, but it's all worth it by the end of the day. More coming soon.....