yellow-rumped warbler of the
western subspecies was formerly identified as a separate species,
Audubon's warbler. It is a winter visitor in this area.
(This particular bird was a tease. Se would show up just outside
the window as I was eating, and laugh at me because I didn't have my
camera ready. Of course by the time I ran for the camera, she
would be gone again.) Only when I started placing the camera on
the table was I able to get these pictures. Here the bird is
playing hide and seek behind the leaves of the poinsettia.
she is on the other side of the house, in the loquat tree
day in a nearby park I found this male yellow-rumped
warbler who was
willing to pose, and show off his wing bars and yellow cap.
a different pose to show his yellow rump patch for which
the species is named.
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