Monday, April 22, 2013

The Warbler Migration Has Started

Yesterday, right on time, the warblers showed up at our place.
Yellow-rumped warbler
This Yellow-rumped Warbler stopped by to let us know that the warbler migration is on!

   Yesterday, I heard the trilling song of a Yellow-rumped Warbler when I stepped out of the car, so I ran for the camera and managed to take a few photos of the new spring arrival.  Later, I looked at my old posts and saw that the warblers had arrived on the same day of the April a couple of years ago.  The Yellow-rumped Warbler (also called the Myrtle Warbler) was the first Warbler to show up in our yard both years.
Yellow-rumped warbler also known as the Myrtle Warbler
 These small, active, brightly-colored birds are a welcome sight.
Yellow-rumped Warbler
  It's good to again hear the warbler's songs coming from the trees. 


  1. Don't think I've seen 'em here Dana. Spring is slow to arrive. The snow is all gone and the spring songs are being sung, but boy it's c-cold out there today.

  2. Anonymous4/24/2013

    I live in southern Wisconsin and the yellow rumped warblers showed up here today as well – dozens of them