Walked out front this morning and heard a bird chirp nearby but wasn’t sure what it was. I saw a flash of yellow under the rose bush so I quickly ran to get my camera. As I slowly walked closer I spotted a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Warblers can be hard to spot, they tend to be happy on the lower branches and leaves out of sight. The Yellow-rumped Warbler is one of the most common warblers in the United States and has a huge breeding area. This one was stunning with beautiful bright yellow.
Here is South Carolina they are found all along the Appalachian mountains. They are noted for catching insect in flight.
As you can see in my picture the Yellow-rumped Warbler is blue-gray streaked with some black, white rings around the eye and a yellow spot on their head. They have a yellow rump, hence their name, with yellow spots on the sides of their breast and tucked under their wings. Their yellow color is very bright. I guess I startled her, I only got the one picture before he was gone in a flash.
Our bluebirds are still here and continue to eat the live mealworms. I’ve purchased a New mealworm feeder and will post more on this soon.