This spring has been very cold and perhaps that is why I have been seeing some unusual birds. Yesterday as I walked home from the train, I saw a variety of warblers that were new to me.
Like the warblers, this Redstart was moving around so quickly and far back in the brush I could barely get a snap of it. At first I thought it might be an oriole but it’s orange is in the wrong places.
I usually see a pair of yellow warblers each year but for many years I may have been seeing them but assumed they were finches from a quick view of yellow feathers in a bush. They’re obviously very different.