I Saw A Yellow Bird

 

©I Saw A Yellow Bird©

Yesterday, I took a few hours off to go look for interesting birds in Redlands, CA. I found this bird hiding in the trees and it was very much camouflaged. I got a couple of photos before he flew away. He was making all kinds of noise; not sure if he was on alert or singing.

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I determined that it is probably a “Yellow-rumped Warbler”.

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I had never seen this bird species before. It is very pretty but blended into the trees nicely so it made it hard to get a clean photo.

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 While researching the Cornell Lab of Ornithology-All About Birds site, it mentioned that these birds are much prettier and more yellow in the spring after they molt their winter feathers.

*P.S. The bird site mentioned above is great for determining species.

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Comment balloon 22 commentsKristin Hamilton CA Realtor • December 30 2011 02:02PM

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Kristin, I think the pictures came out pretty well, especially the first one.  Definitely a bird with some great camouflage!

Posted by Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market (Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Hi Kristin, your post caught my attention as an amateur birder.  I agree with you, it appears to be a female Yellow Rumped Warbler. 

Normally, these warblers are hard identify especially in winter plumage, but your photos were excellent since you captured the distinctive yellow markings of the throat and side patch.

 

Posted by Cheryl Campbell, Wasilla Alaska Realtor (Jack White Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

HI Diane,

Yes it was late in the afternoon and the bird was hidden inside this huge tree full of limbs and berries hanging down and causing all kinds of shadows. And of course I had my other camera and not my new one but they came out pretty good.  I liked the first and second (this was just a crop of the first) photos the best.

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for stopping and commenting. With birds, you get good, so-so or bad photos but I typically put all of them in as they show the surrounding nature. I am going back in the morning one day and try to get some better ones. The birds seem to be attracted to the edible berries hanging down.

Happy Holidays.

P.S. My husband and I love Alaska and have been there twice and plan to go again next year by jeep.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Always great to get out into Nature and to be surprised by something beautiful and unexpected...we should all do this every day.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 8 years ago

"Happy New Year 2012" from Vegas Bob & Family in Las Vegas Nevada ... ;o)

"Happy New Year 2012" from Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 8 years ago

Hi Kristan, putting all the photos in is best, because like you said it shows the surrounding nature, and each one gives a little different view and perspective especially with bird identification.

I look forward to seeing more of your photos.

Posted by Cheryl Campbell, Wasilla Alaska Realtor (Jack White Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Hi Li,

I agree with you totally. I was not expecting anything so colorful as we have sooooooo many backyard birds who hang around in Southern California due to the warmer climate but to see this pretty yellow bird was nice. I was chasing him over the area and tried not to scare him off. I think maybe others wonder if we are crazy when we are setting up and going for those photos. It is harder to get good nature pictures. Sometimes I am extremely lucky and other times not.

Happy Holidays.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

HI Bob,

I like this photo and it is so religious looking with the angels blowing their trumpets. Is this at one of the hotels? I have seen them before?

Saw your temple picture and was going to go find your blog later and comment. It was a spectacular photo and the size is enormous.

Happy Holidays.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hi Cheryl,

Yes by even including the not so perfect shots, it does giver the viewer a clearer perspective of the entire scene instead of one photo. But there are times that one photo is clearly enough.

Thanks for stopping again and coming back to comment. I will be checking out your blog too.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Kristin - I can imagine that yellow bird was pretty spectacular looking, while sitting among those red berries!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hello Myrl,

It was so cute and little. I love those backyard birds. The little patches of yellow made it so unique and the berries are so pretty and red. It was a nice picture; the bottom was a little over-exposed but I liked it anyway.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Cool pictures! You can really see every branch. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

 

-Michael

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) almost 8 years ago

Hi Michael,

Beside the bird being really neat, so was the tree. The third photo was the picture just the way I took it without any editing. The bird was way in the center and lined up perfectly. I like these trees and would like to plant one in my backyard.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Kristin, it's so much fun to grab a good bird picture, isn't it?  Have a Happy New Year!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Kristin, thanks for your time - few hours off and took photographs  of yellow bird and share it with us.

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hi Patricia,

I find typically I get good ones and sometimes I am surprised with unexpected birds or events while on my travels. I try to take one of my cameras everywhere I go just in case. I have missed some good bird pictures while my camera sat on my desk at home!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

 

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hi Kwee,

Thanks for stopping and commenting. Also, thanks for the lovely calendar all the way from Florida to California. What a lovely gesture. I am putting it on my desk as a reminder of what a nice person you are and what good friends we make at the Rain.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Nice photos of the bird. I will take your word as to what it is. I don't know if I would have seen it, since it blends so well.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) almost 8 years ago

Hi Than,

Mother Nature protects her animals quite well doesn't she? This warbler was the exact color of the tree except for the yellow feathers. If it hadn't been moving around, I would have missed it myself.

Happy Holidays and I appreciate you stopping all the time to visit. Love your blog as well. Best of luck for an exceptional year in 2012.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

You have some good eyes Kristin!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 8 years ago

Hi Debra,

I love backyard birds and look for birds wherever I go. I keep a camera in my car and if need be, I pull over and take some photos. The area where I took these a few weeks ago was lovely and had huge clumps of red berries. I planned to go back tomorrow and when I drove by today, all the leaves and berries are gone. The trees are just bare branches. OH NO!! I wonder where they went.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

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