Wilson’s Warbler. For a very brief time, about mid-spring, we tend to see this handsome yellow fellow around the backyard. Because many of the trees around us are just getting their leaves, and most of those leave are light green, he isn’t always easy to see right away. It’s usually his beautiful singing voice we hear first.
He typically hangs out for about a week and then he’s gone.
Yellow-rumped Warbler. These male warblers are new to our backyard. I had a brief glimpse of one over a week ago, but because it was only a glimpse, I couldn’t really identify it. Over the weekend I was finally able to get a picture of one up in the tree and PB was able to figure out what it was. Two days after that, I counted 11 of them in our flowerbed and around our little pond.
Lazuli Bunting. Along with the Wilson’s Warbler, this blue beauty always seems to arrive around May. And almost always on a day that it’s raining. Fortunately, the Lazuli tends to hang out longer than the yellow warbler so we get to enjoy him for a bit longer. Unfortunately, once the cooler temperatures of spring leave, so do the Lazuli Buntings. They don’t seem to like our hot summers.