Yellow-rumped Warblers are some of my favorite winter guests. These little lovelies typically arrive in October and hang out til early spring.
You can see why they are affectionately referred to as “Butter Butts” in the picture below.
Like many of my backyard birds, these guys are big fans of Bark Butter – a suety type spread that I get from Wild Birds Unlimited.
Lately, my Yellow-rumped Warblers have been acting more like Yellow-rumped Warriors, dive bombing any other Warbler that dares to enter their no fly zone.
As mating season approaches, their colors will start to darken, which is just beginning to take place in some of them.
Here are a few pictures from last year so you can see what I mean about the darker tones.
Besides their buttery backsides, these Warblers also have patches of yellow under their wings and beneath their head feathers.
I like having these guys in my backyard…their appearance is beautiful and their antics are entertaining.