New-found visitors

I said a couple of days back how much trouble I have been having correctly identifying the yellow birds that have appeared in my backyard.  Initially, I thought everything I saw was a goldfinch.  Then I was told, no – the birds I was seeing were Pine Warblers.  Then, the goldfinches actually did show up, followed by more pine warblers.  Now, I have seen two more yellow-tinted birds in my yard.

The image above, is a Yellow-rumped Warbler.  They are somewhat similar to the Pine Warbler but have yellow below the wings and at the base of the tail.  I thought this was an amazing visit until, I spotted another yellowish bird – a Ruby-crowned kinglet at the feeder!  I snapped a shot but didn’t get it in sharp focus before he flew off.  Now, I have another subject to watch for so I can get a nice portrait to add to my list of winter visitors.

January Birds-3584

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/10 – 1/400 sec – ISO 800

#BirdWatching #birds #YellowRumpedWarbler #winter #Georgia #WithMyTamron


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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