A Warbler in the Weaselhead

Yellow Warbler - 2013 © Christopher Martin

About a half an hour after watching the Goldeneyes on the Elbow River at the Weaselhead delta, I had trekked along a path overhung with very wet branches.  I was soaked through but heard some bird chatter in a clearing.  And soon caught sight of a pair of Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia) flitting through the trees.  The male was reclusive, staying hidden inside the bushes, but the female was a little less so.

Wily Weaselhead Warbler - 2013 © Christopher Martin

She moved fast and often but seemed a little bit curious which afforded a couple of opportunities.  It proved to be a challenge to pick her out cleanly against the foliage even with the bright yellow colouring.  But I thought she was beautiful so I watched her for another half an hour before continuing onwards to the edge of the Glenmore Reservoir.

Yellow Warbler in the brambles - 2013 © Christopher Martin

One response

  1. Good captures of these ones, I am finding them quite secretive or too high. It was great you could observe for a half hour-bet there is a nest nearby. The foliage covers nests that can be literally inches away from the trail.

    June 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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