The Yellow-rumped Warblers who winter here in Georgia are heading north for the summer season.
When they first arrive here in early October, they come wearing their fall feathers – tan tones with a few pockets of light lemon, as seen in the flashback photo below.
But by the time they have molted and are ready for their spring migration, I hardly recognize them anymore. In fact, every year I think I have spotted a new Warbler when in reality it’s just a new wardrobe!
Aren’t they striking with their bold black ink streaks and yellow highlighter accents!
I will miss seeing them at the feeders, but I am glad that farewell is not forever, only ’til next fall.