A Warbler in the Weaselhead
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.
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.