Common Yellowthroat

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A common Yellowthroat hiding in the reeds. This guys was darting around from cattail to cattail for what seemed like eternity but finally held still for just a moment to allow us to take his portrait and get a good look. It is always tons of fun to be able to observe an bird not familiar to you. A little surprise that makes the day distinct.

26 thoughts on “Common Yellowthroat

    1. Hi Lee, migration is a fun time as you point out. The possibility of seeing new birds goes way up and there dis always a surprise each year it seems. Have a great day.

  1. Your patience was rewarded – beautiful shot, Mike. I love yellowthroats – they make my summer so enjoyable. The male call sounds to me like he is saying, “Whoa-baby, whoa-baby, whoa-baby!” It never fails to make me smile. 🙂

    1. Hi Eliza, we don’t have these guys around here in the summer only on accession in the migration do we get a peek at them. Wish we did since the call your describe sounds like it surely would brighten the day.

  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo! It prompted me to do a little research, and I found out that there area yellowthroats in my area of Illinois. So, I now have them on my list of birds to find and photograph:)

    1. HI, not sure where you live in IL but we did see some last summer when visiting family near Huntley, IL. So keep an eye out…especially in the cattails. Thanks for the feedback and hope your day is going well.

    1. Hi and I agree that common sure does not describe these guys and how did the who common naming thing get into bird nomenclature to begin with? Hope your day is going well.

  3. Girl Gone Expat

    He is cute (assume it is a he, the boys seems to get all the glory in world of birds) – like a little ‘bandit’ 🙂

    1. Hi, a little masked bandit is a great description for this guy and stealthly fits the bill as well. Yes and those male birds with all their colorful feathers to draw attention to themselves. Hope you are having a greats day.

    1. Hi, our Yellowthroat is a type of warbler so is indeed related to the common white-throat. Thanks for the feedback and taking time to leave it as it is appreciated.

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