If you live in the eastern United States and have even stepped outside during the past three weeks, then I am sure you have seen at least one Yellow-rumped Warbler. If you have been out birding recently I bet you have seen hundreds, if not thousands. This past weekend, I was in Cape May, NJ birding, and there were Yellow-rumped Warblers EVERYWHERE. No matter where I was during the weekend, I was constantly within sight of at least a few Yellow-rumped Warblers. In fact, on the morning of October 22nd I stopped by the morning flight watch at the Higbee Beach SWA and witnessed the best morning flights of Yellow-rumped Warblers so far this fall; a whopping 150,000 Yellow-rumped Warblers flew over our heads throughout the morning as they conducted their reverse migration back to shore after not quite being able to cross the Delaware Bay. Below are some photos I took recently of Yellow-rumped Warblers, celebrating how beautiful these common songbirds truly are.
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