Common Yellowthroat

Welcome Fall Birds!

October 22, 2017 - Common Yellowthroats have made several appearances, often in male/female pairs.... Read more

Common Yellowthroat

A Breath of Fresh Air

September 12, 2015 - This little Common Yellowthroat (also known as Zorro in my family!) hopped around in the reeds and gave me some much-needed refresher training in finding and focusing with the Beast.... Read more

Quiet Morning at Mead Gardens

May 5, 2012 - I'm seeing more Common Yellowthroats around, even in my own backyard.  They are such cheerful-looking little birds.  I call the one in my backyard "Zorro" for his black mask.... Read more

Common Yellowthroat

Hello, Zorro!

November 4, 2011 - This Common Yellowthroat posed for me recently at Circle B.  I like to call these guys "Zorro" because of their black masks.  They are some of my favorite winter visitors.... Read more

Cloudy Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 16, 2011 - One of my favorites is the Common Yellowthroat, or "Zorro".... Bird Species List (33 total): American Coot, American Kestrel, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher (heard), Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Gallinule, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, House…... Read more

You Know it’s Springtime at Circle B Bar Reserve if…

February 20, 2011 - We saw a couple of Common Yellowthroat warblers hopping around in the bushes as we neared Heron Hideout.... Common Yellowthroat We did not see the star American Bittern at his usual place, and the King Rail made only brief appearances at his "Four Corners" hangout.... King Rail Species List: American…... Read more

Bittern-ly Chilly Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

January 15, 2011 - Anhinga with fish A bit farther down on the trail, Norm called to us "It's a zorro!" I thought it was really cool that he remembered my nickname for the Common Yellowthroat male (who has a black mask).... (Minor background distraction removals in Photoshop.) Common Yellowthroat, a.k.a.... Species list: American…... Read more

Happy Hallo-wren at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 1, 2010 - Wood Stork There were Common Yellowthroats hopping along the path all the way down Marsh Rabbit Run.... Female Common Yellowthroat Male Common Yellowthroat A little further down Marsh Rabbit Run, Dyeyo paused to watch for some wrens that he heard down in the weeds.... Baby Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Species list:…... Read more

Common Yellowthroat

Lots of Little Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 10, 2010 - Dyeyo was determined to get a good Common Yellowthroat shot, and the House Wrens teased us, showing themselves for a second and then diving into the weeds.... Indigo Bunting The Common Yellowthroats chased us up and down Marsh Rabbit Run.... Common Yellowthroat The Gray Catbirds were not as abundant as…... Read more

Common Yellowthroat

…and Sunday is a day of rest!

October 3, 2010 - This evening I was outside connecting the microjets to the new valves (gotta love poly flexible pipe - it's so easy!!) I saw Zorro, our backyard Common Yellowthroat, hopping around.... He doesn't come out in the open very often, so I was happy to get this picture: Zorro the Common…... Read more

Zorro the Common Yellowthroat

May 2, 2009 - Maybe the aphids on my roses aren't such an annoyance...they attracted this Common Yellowthroat, another first-time visitor to the backyard!... Zorro the Common Yellowthroat... Read more