Monday, May 27, 2013

Redstarts or Yellowstarts

  Redstarts migrate at different times with the males coming much sooner than the females. On Mother's
Day we saw male Redstarts and for a week we saw them occasionally. This weekend our major warbler activity was the female Redstart or renamed (by me) Yellowstarts. They are friendly little birds who flit in and out of trees. Years ago Gunnar had one sit on his hat in the garden. The up close and personal Yellowstart was on my sister's deck on her outdoor grill. 

A male Redstart in the underbrush

Normal pose in the backyard

As they fly they fan their tail so the color shows.

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