The Yellow-rumped is usually the first warbler to appear in Ontario in spring and the last to leave in fall.
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-rumps nest in relatively open coniferous forests and edges.
Yellow-rumped Warblers seem to frequently travel with Palm Warblers and we had one this morning:
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)
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)