On a recent birding stroll in Queens I came across this Common Yellowthroat, one of 5,467,298 that I saw that day.  They were everywhere, but like Geothlypis trichas are supposed to be, they were mostly rather skulky, or would only briefly pop up into clear view.  You can imagine the frustration this would cause a birder that is busy searching for Oporornis warblers.  This yellowthroat, a first fall male, was different in that it hopped up on a post and posed, then pooped, then fluffed up and posed some more.  I appreciated the show.  Well, all but the pooping part…

Enough talk about poop!  On to the pictures!

This post was submitted to Bird Photography Weekly #107.  Go check it out!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.