Most wood warblers head into Canada for the summer but a few spend the summer in my area of New England. The brightly colored Yellow Warbler is one of them. You often hear their sweet whistled song before you see them. They flit around in the foliage in typical warbler style as they hunt for insects. They are small, about 5 inches (13 cm) long. The males have yellow-green backs but are a bright yellow everywhere else with some reddish streaks on the chest. The black eyes really stand out against the pure yellow face.
The females are not quite as bright and lack the streaking. I photographed this one collecting material for her nest.
Two more photos of this photogenic little bird:
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