Yellow-rumped Warbler in High Park: October 5, 2020

The Yellow-rumped is usually the first warbler to appear in Ontario in spring and the last to leave in fall.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Some individuals are found almost every winter in southern Ontario, but most go south to the southern United Sates and some as far as the West Indies and Panama.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumps nest in relatively open coniferous forests and edges.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warblers seem to frequently travel with Palm Warblers and we had one this morning:

Palm Warbler

Other birds:

House Sparrows
House Sparrow (male)
House Sparrow (male)
Rock Pigeon
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Blue Jay

Species list: mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, ruby-crowned kinglet, American robin, palm warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (19 species)

Today’s group:

Park view:

Some botany:

Beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa)
Pinkweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
Cabbage White Butterfly in Panicled Aster
Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)
Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Hornet’s nest in Sugar Maple
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Freeman Maple (Acer x freemanii)
Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Glossy Buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis)
Glossy Buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis)
Glossy Buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis)


Where long the shadows of the wind had rolled,
Green wheat was yielding to the change assigned;
And as by some vast magic undivined
The world was turning slowly into gold.​       – Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869​–1935) 

Miles Hearn

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