I've been on a quest for a Yellow Warbler for years. I always figured it couldn't be too difficult to spot an all-yellow bird out in the wild. Turns out, it's not so easy.
We've seen lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers during our birding outings, but no solid yellow ones. Well, that all changed at the Klamath NWR! There aren't a lot of trees on the refuge itself, but there are some at the visitor center. When you get out of the car, you can instantly hear birds chirping high up in those trees.
And would you look at that! I got my first ever Yellow Warbler!!!
Gosh, it sure is exciting to add a new bird to my lifelist. It's like when you're a kid and you find the most eggs on Easter Sunday, but even better!
It was tough to even see any birds among all the leaves, but I was patient and finally spotted what I'd been hoping to find. (Birding sure has taught me patience!)
Fate must have said, "Why not throw that determined birder another warbler" because I also spotted a Wilson's Warbler in the same tree!
That's what makes birding so great. You never know what's going to fly in and sit still long enough for you to photograph...
Tomorrow I'll post the other surprise bird I spotted at the visitor center...
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