During my recent outings, I have been lucky to see a couple of masked bandit birds … the Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). This little bird is always fun to watch, but usually quite difficult to photograph. As with most warblers, it continually bounces around and is difficult to get a good focus on and photographed, before it decides to move to another perch! In fact, while steering the kayak among the tree branches at the water’s edge, I have to admit I blew several opportunities to get some really great shots at close range, and with no tree limbs obstructing the view. Cest la vie! (hope I spelled that right … English is difficult enough, so don’t know why I would want to throw in some French!).
The Common Yellowthroat is one of my favorite warblers that occupy our area in the summer, so I’m happy to once again see them along the waterway. Here are a few images I made: