All Photos posted on this blog unless otherwise noted were taken by me with my Canon Rebel XTI using a 300 mm zoom lens

Friday, June 26, 2009

Common Yellowthroat

One of my favorite summer birds in the marsh is the bumble bee colored Common Yellowthroat with it's unmistakable witchity, witchity, witchity call. My first sighting of the Common Yellowthroat was several years ago at Deseret Ranch, then the next summer while birding the Bear Lake Bird Refuge in Paris Idaho I heard them and got them to come close by pishing. I now listen for them at Farmington Bay and today was able to take a few pictures. They are hard to photograph because they stay down in the Cattails and when the do come up they don't hold still very long.

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