A Couple of Yellow-Rumped Warblers came by the little farm on Saturday, February 18, 2012. I snapped a picture of one of these little beauties on the roof of my shed, and one in a nearby Oak Tree. I know that the pictures are not that great but I do think that these are Yellow-Rumped Warblers that are not yet in their breeding plumage. Many migrating birds are in passage now. Our weather is a real mix of warm and cold lately here in middle Tennessee. I imagine that our strange weather is tricking birds into moving earlier than normal by a week or two. Who can say?
The Yellow-Rumped Warblers eat both insects and fruit and seeds. They are very small sparrow-sized birds that tend to fly in the company of finches, titmice and chickadees. All are similar in size to the Yellow-Rumped Warbler. I am very happy to see a greater variety of birds stopping by the yard here. I also saw House Finches, Tufted Titmice, an American Robin, Eastern Bluebirds, a Morning Dove, White-Breated Nuthatches, a Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and Starlings. I took the pictures on Feb. 18, 2012. If by chance, I have mis-identified the birds, please let me know. I am always happy to have the help of seasoned “Birders”! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!