March 2017 - Palm Warbler, Male
At one point, I felt like there were so many of these little ones in every bush and at every turn. I grew a bit tired of them and felt let down at times when for a moment, I mistook their presence for a different (possibly rarer) Warbler. And suddenly, I find myself disappointed that I have taken to that mentality now that my time with them this season is coming to an end. On my walk today, I noticed less of them. Which means soon, it will be time to head back north and prepare for nesting season. I will say, they head out looking their finest, some in full breeding plumage. The deep rust crown and bright yellow eyebrows are stunning. It's like learning something you've had all along was just as beautiful as anything else along the road.
I'll miss seeing their little tails pumping away as they prance from branch to branch but will look forward to their return next season. The Palm Warbler is such an interesting species with a few extra layers to it. Visit the link to learn more.