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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler
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Copyright: Penny Harms (nellyemh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 1 N: 159] (767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Backyard and other wild Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-27 11:09
Viewed: 3640
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is still pouring here in Southern California. It has almost been a week, and we're all starting to get cabin fever. Of course we always need the rain - but at the same time we worry about areas like Malibu that have had fire damage last summer and keep them in our prayers.

Here is a post from a trip I took to Rancho Sierra Vista (Satiwawa) at the edge of Newbury Park. I believe this is a yellow-rumped warbler, according to my Sibley Guide. Please let me know if I've mis-identified.
Yellow-rumped Warbler: Medium warbler, dark-streaked, blue-gray upperparts, yellow rump. White throat and belly, black breast. The head is black with yellow crown, white eye-rings, and faint eyestripes. Wings are dark with yellow shoulder patches and two white bars. Tail is dark with white corners.

Range and Habitat:
Breeds from northern Alaska, northern Manitoba, central Quebec, and Newfoundland south and west to northern Mexico and east to Michigan, northern New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. Spends winters from the southern part of its breeding range southward into the tropics. A highly adaptable bird found in a variety of habitats including coniferous forests, mixed woodlands, deciduous forests, pine plantation, bogs, forest edges, and openings. In the winter, it is often found in brushy thickets of bayberry and wax myrtle.

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Hello Penny
This is a totally new bird to me and your presentation of him is superb..The light and focus is spot on..Just a bit noisy on the bg...Great work Penny and note that is superb.

hello Penny

if i go see my National Geographic Society
Field guide to the birds of North America book
you are true, this lovely bird is a Yellow-rumped Warbler

lovely pose of the bird with excellent details of his plumage
and a excellent light coming on him, excellent POV too




Nice image of this warbler,
Feel your pain on the rain,
Raining here in AZ too,
Thanks for a great image,


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-02 4:04]

Hello Penny,
cute little warbler!
nice pose captured, lovely light and colors,
regards, Dejan

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