Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mass, USA - June 2015: Yellowthroats


As usual the intention is to combine multiple species into each post from the Massachusetts trip, but in the case of a few - especially warblers - it seems a shame not to let them have their own individual fifteen minutes... just the case with these Yellowthroats, a common and strikingly beautiful songbird of damp, scrubby areas close to the homestead. Being aesthetically super sharp as well as especially noisy, characterful, and unwaveringly susceptible to pishing, they're one of my favourite 'local' passerines. Be warned, there's a lot more yellow to come....