Cornell’s All About Birds website describes the Common Yellowthroat as a bird “far more frequently heard than seen”… which is why I was so delighted to catch a few shots of one in a scrubby area at Camp Timbercrest. This one turned out the best:
I was at camp to pick up my daughter for dinner as she had her night out. While I waited for her, I skulked in the scrubby area beneath the powerline which was full of birds, mostly hidden in the deep foliage. I made a pishing sound which seemed to make a few brave individuals curious. The Yellowthroat danced from branch to branch looking in my direction. “I just want pictures,” I reassured him.
A daring Gray Catbird kept peeking out, but never came fully out onto a branch.
I could have stayed much longer “shooting” birds. But my battery went dead, and my daughter arrived… Can’t wait to go back for more. (It’s addictive.)