I’ve found warblers to be difficult birds to photograph — and in particular, yellow-coloured warblers. Their songs are beautiful, but they are elusive. It’s like they know that their bright hues put them in danger of being dinner for predator birds. Photographed on May 15 at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
this Lone Ranger has great vocal chops … and is a great looker, too
f/8, 1/640, 500mm, ISO 640
So it was a delight to finally photograph that wonderful soloist known as the Common Yellowthroat, a masked bandit who usually keeps to bushes and shrubs in the summer time. I have heard his trademark witchety-witchety-witchety call hundreds of times, and become adept at triangulating his position. Getting a glimpse, however, should be Herculean labour #13.