Friday, August 5, 2016
Yellow Warbler and Western Tanager on the Tuolumne River
There was a specific snag where I've seen a number of birds over the last two years, but much to my surprise, the snag was gone this morning. I worked my way through the brush and found the tree fallen into the ravine. And there on the branches of the fallen tree was a Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia). Yellow Warblers are common and widespread, ranging from Northern Alaska and Canada to the tropics of Central and South America. So why haven't I seen any before? I've gotta get better at this!