Thursday, December 22, 2005

Yellow-rumped warblers (dendroica coronata)

After a very long "dry-spell" something happened on my feeder today. I had six yellow-rumped warblers romping around on my feeder almost all day. They had a good time eating suet and drinking water. They are very fast and they flit all over-in unison it seems. They all arrive at the same time and leave at the same time- they dive into each other and are either very playful or very competitive.

These must be young ones or females or both because the do not have the black mask that the mature males have. You can see on the large version of the video where the mask will be when they grow into it. Click the link below to see the video: