The Yellow-rumped Warbler is one bird whose name accurately describes its look. The bird has a patch of yellow on its rump, which makes the bird very easy to identify. That patch remains year-round — both in the winter when the bird’s plumage is pale brown with maybe a touch of yellow on the wings (as shown in this photo) and in the spring and summer when the bird molts to … Continue reading
When I look through my collection of nuthatch photos I often need to recalibrate my brain. Many of the photos appear, at first glance, to be upside down. But the orientation of the photo is correct. That’s the world of the nuthatch. It spends much of its life with its head pointing toward the ground, clinging to tree bark while looking for insects hiding in bark or for food it has hidden in … Continue reading
Shadows of a split rail fence darken a trail in Blendon Woods Metro Park, Westerville, Ohio.