The Now Common Formerly Uncommon Common Yellowthroat At Prophetstown State Park
This was one of the first warblers that I saw a few years ago. It was so cool looking to me, but I didn’t make the photo. The encounter was only a few seconds and I missed my chance. These little birds do not like to be around humans for too long so when you see them you had better make your chance count. I did not see them for a long time so I started calling them the uncommon yellowthroat. Of course when I started seeing them more often my name for them turned into a Monty Python sketch. It is always great to hear them call though while walking knowing that there is a good chance that it will eventually pop up.
When It Pops Up In The Perfect Spot
I was leaving the park on Thursday seeing the rain coming in quickly when I saw this little guy pop up right where I had come from. I doubled back using the growth as a little cover. I made a few photos of it before finding the right spot. I talked about Joel Sartore on the blog the other day. Here is one spot where working the scene like he will in the field paid off. I made the photos that I could right away. They would have been okay, but not the best. There were stray sticks and other things in the way. With a safety in the can I could then work the scene to get everything just how I wanted it. You don’t always get this long with a bird, but here I was mostly covered so it worked out. Even though I didn’t have much time to spare I am glad that I took the extra time to work this photo a little.
2 Replies to “The Common Yellowthroat At Prophetstown State Park”
Such a bright, beautiful little fellow. Isn’t it rude of these birds not to allow enough time to get the shot you want? How unthinking! But you did well anyway.
Thank you. This one gave me a little time which was very considerate of it.