Yellow-Rumped Warbler

The Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) is not a regular visitor to our backyard. When I see flashes of yellow, it’s usually a little finch or, in the summer, a female Hooded Oriole.

While I was watching and photographing the Mexican Bluebirds in February, this Yellow-Rumped Warbler landed in one of the Baccharis Brooms, perhaps looking for insects? I had the camera ready but the moment didn’t last long enough to dial in a proper exposure compensation when I went from the even light of deep shade to partial sun (which shows in overexposure in some of the Baccharis’ dry flowers). But I’m still happy with this “catch” in my ongoing quest to photograph birds in our backyard.

Speaking of warblers, somewhat annoyingly, the “Merlin Bird ID” app keeps identifying an Orange-Crowned Warbler in our backyard, all the time, but I am completely unable to spot it, let alone make a photo of it. 🙂

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