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A tiny grey and yellow bird was flitting about in the blooming Dogwood Trees in my backyard just at the lake-shoreline.  I think it may be a Yellow-rumped Warbler.  The Yellow-rumped Warbler is likely a male in his nesting colors.  The little bird eats insects primarily but on occasion has been known to eat some seeds, and berries.  The Yellow-rumped Warbler was here last Spring at about this time.  I rarely see this tiny bird.  The Yellow-rumped Warblers like to perch in the tree-tops and it is rare to see one in lower trees such as the Dogwood.  But the blooming Dogwood along with the large number of newly-hatched flies around the lake, may have attracted this bird.  The Yellow-rumped Warbler gets its name from that prominent patch of yellow up on its back just above the tail.  The bird has heavy grey-black streaks on its light, nearly white body and a yellow patch on its head and on each shoulder.  I was happy to have caught a glimpse of the bird through the branches of the blooming white Dogwood.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "It Looks Like a Yellow-rumped Warbler is in the Dogwood Tree" (8)

  1. yup, he’s all colored out in his spring glory! we get them passing thru here in fall and again early spring, but only rarely get to see their full color plumage. nice catches! (and the dogwood blooms are pretty too!)

    • Hi Texwisgirl, Thanks! I really enjoy seeing the lovely white Dogwood flowers on the little trees. I have two in the back and one in the front. I am considering getting a pink flowered version for the front as well. The Yellow-rumped Warbler is usually tiny, flighty, and hard to see. I am so happy to have been able to get the pictures taken. Glad you also get to see it. Have a really nice day today!

  2. You keep spotting the most interesting little birds! This one is very pretty too!

    • Hi Montucky, I am so fortunate to live in this location where the lake and forest intersect. We also are in a pretty undeveloped region with lots of open space and forest lands. Additionally, we are up some 1,900 ft. elevation here on the Cumberland Plateau so we have a unique geography and setting. Have a wonderful rest of the day today!

  3. The warblers!! So many and all so confusing!!! It would take a bird genius to tell some from the others!! I don’t think we have any around here, so it’s nice to see yours!!

    • Hi Ginny, Well, I looked on TN Watchable Wildlife website to confirm for myself what this bird actually was. I am no expert by any stretch! Have a wonderful evening tonight and good day tomorrow.

  4. What a pretty little bird. I have never seen one of these. Love the dogwood blossoms too.

  5. Yep, nice pictures. I found a Yellow-rumped Warbler this morning.

    Caught On Camera

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