Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler On The Hunt

A very busy Yellow-rumped Warbler was zipping back and forth over the edge of a small pond.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

He found small twigs to perch on between forays.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

And then totally surprised me by landing in the water, which is much deeper than just to his ankles.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

The carpet of vegetation, or perhaps a stick under the surface, was enough to hold up his  0.4-0.5 ounce (12-13 g) body while he poked in the water.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

He got his treasure and skedaddled showing off his name-sake rump.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

4 thoughts on “Yellow-rumped Warbler On The Hunt”

  1. Cool shots, Ellen. It is rare for me to see a Yellow-rumped Warbler out in the open like that–normally they bury themselves in the branches for me. Nice job in getting in-flight shots of this cute little bird.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks, Mike! I know, I’ve about given up on waiting for one to pop out of those branches for a clear shot. There were overhanging limbs just behind him so he wasn’t far from cover but I was still quite surprised to see him out over the water like that, and then standing in it.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.