Chasing Yellow

For the second day in a row, I received an e-Bird rare bird alert for a Cape May Warbler seen at the Everglades NP Gulf Coast Visitor Center, just two miles from me.  A bird I’ve not captured, I decided to go see if I could find it.  Heck, maybe someone else was there and could make it easy and show me!

The Cape May Warbler has a mossy green back, tiger-striped breast, chestnut cheek patch, and yellow underparts.

Well….no one else was there looking for it.  And none of the Park Rangers set up in the outside tent for services were aware of it.  (They are now, lol.)

So I watched the trees and walked the small nature trail, looking for a flash of yellow.

No luck with the Cape May Warbler.  But that plan of mine to look for a flash of yellow paid off with two other yellow birds!


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Prairie Warbler


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Great Crested Flycatcher


The Great Crested Flycatcher was flying back and forth from the tree to the ground, catching insects.  I lucked out with one “on the ground” shot.


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Great Crested Flycatcher


It was still a lucky, chasing yellow morning!



44 thoughts on “Chasing Yellow

  1. Them fast moving, tiny birds are way too much challenge for the likes of me. Eric has had a bit of success, but they sure are a challenge. Great shooting for these two though.

  2. Great captures! The last yellow flash I saw was last week at Prime Hook. I was so excited, seeing yellow in a tree over the fishing area. Turns out it was a fishing lure. You definitely had better luck. Thanks for sharing!

  3. The thrill of the hunt must be half the fun. 🙂 Love the Great Crested Flycatcher — it looks like the halves of two different kinds of birds joined in the middle.

    • I love this flycatcher’s lemony yellow belly, it is so striking! I looked for the Cape Warbler two more times but no luck. But I got lucky with some more ‘other bird’ shots. 🙂

  4. Wow, that is fantastic! Great captures. We counted a Yellow-Rumped Warbler in our Christmas bird count but hope it is headed south cause it is going to get seasonally cold starting tomorrow.

    • Thank you, Eliza! I went twice today, this morning and we rode by during our afternoon bike ride, and no CMW. A woman keeps reporting she sees it there every day. I even know what tree, lol.

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