Saturday, February 18, 2012

Yellow-rumped Warbler

OK, she wouldn’t show her yellow rump to me, but believe me this is a Yellow-rumped Warbler.  This was the most numerous bird we saw during this morning’s birding, we easily saw over two dozen of this busy little birds, most of them high up in the Eucalyptus trees here at San Lorenzo Park.  The white chin on this bird indicates it’s the Myrtle race of the Yellow-rumped Warbler. I spent three hours birding this morning and tallied up 31 species.  Probably one of the most interesting ones we saw, and definitely the one with most melodious song, was the CaliforniaThrasher.  We also heard a good number of Wrentits, but could not see any. Because I wanted Dan to get to see one I finally used the bird’s song on my iTouch to call it in close enough to see.


  1. Brilliant use of the iTouch (who thought of that?)! The Yellow-rumped Warbler is quite fetching even if she didn't show you her rump. What is the California Thrasher related to with that long curved beak?

  2. Thrashers and Mockingbirds make up the family Mimidae. Of the seven different Thrashers, the California has the largest and longest curved bill. Perhaps it has to do with the Hollywood influence.