A Blur Of Buttery Butts

Everywhere I look I see a blur of buttery butts! The Yellow-rumped Warblers have arrived in full force!

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I absolutely adore these little birds.  Currently, their coloring is soft and subdued, but as spring approaches their markings will become much bolder.

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They were rather amiable when they first arrived to spend the winter months, even sitting side by side as they filled up at the feeders.  But as mating season approaches, their aerial antics are becoming quite impressive.  They dip and dart and dive bomb one another off of the branches.  I’m sure the males think their female counterparts are impressed with such displays.  In reality, I’ll bet the women Warblers are simply shaking their heads saying, “Too much testosterone!”

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Like most songbirds, Yellow-rumped Warblers are quite vocal.  They are known to sing a very sweet warble, but more often than not, I hear them spurting out strings of single-syllable, staccato chirps.

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Besides their beauty and their entertaining behavior, I think what I love most about them is the glint in their eyes.  Alert and intelligent, they always look like they are contemplating a bit of mischief making.

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Just for you, over the course of the past week, I have braved the below freezing temperatures, endured the blustery elements, and stood outside in the bitter cold, so I could post pictures of these wonderful little Warblers.  Okay, who am I kidding?  It was really just for me!  I love bundling up and heading outside with my camera. Still, I hope you enjoy them too.

Here are a few more that I just had to include….

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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7 Responses to A Blur Of Buttery Butts

  1. avian101 says:

    I wish they visit me too! Very nice captures Kathy! HJ 🙂

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Great shots Kathy, as the expert bird photographers say “The aim is to catch the glint in the bird’s eye, and focus on that.” You have done well!

  3. Hello Kathy,
    I love the photos, and I love the title of this post. Buttery Butts – classic!! 🙂 😀 ❤
    Wish you a lovely weekend,
    Takami

  4. kathydoremus says:

    Thanks! Butter butts is actually the nickname for these little warblers. Fitting, isn’t it? Hope you have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  5. Such adorable captures, thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you for taking on the challenge in the elements for you AND us!! 🙂

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