Yellow-rumped Warbler and Foamflower: May 2021

I spent the morning in a mashy area:

Northern Water Snake

There were many Yellow-rumped Warblers in the woods:

Yellow-rumped Warbler

The Yellow-rump is a largish warbler with a long tail and a stout dark bill.

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

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Other birds:

Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull with fish
Song Sparrow
Canada Geese
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (note the rufous wing patches)

Foamflower is found in deciduous and mixed forests, often in wet hollows and swamps.

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)

Cordifolia means heart-leaved:

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)

The small petals and conspicuous stamens are said to resemble foam.

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)

Other botany:

Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)
Forget-me-not (Myosotis)
Marsh Blue Violet (viola papilionacea)
Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Marsh Blue Violet (viola papilionacea) and Coltsfoot
Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

MYSTERY BIRD

Herons fly with their necks pulled in so this is not a heron. The extended neck indictates that it is a crane. A Sandhill Crane.

Sandhill Crane

NATURE POETRY

Oh! fragrant is the breath of May
In tranquil garden closes,
And soft yet regal is her sway
Among the springtide roses.                – William Hamilton Hayne (1856–1929)

Miles Hearn


2 thoughts on “Yellow-rumped Warbler and Foamflower: May 2021

  1. Carolyn Ernest Jones

    So nice to see all the lovely birds that you sent us. We miss you as we so enjoyed your great early morning walks. The weather here in East Kent is sunny mostly but can also be quite windy and wet.
    With kind regards from Carolyn and Graham.

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  2. Lisa Volkov

    I “half-got” the mystery bird–I thought, “Crane”! For me, that’s good!
    More delightful botanicals, including ones with which I am not familiar on sight, which may suggest that they are associated with marshes. Another Wonderful Warbler!
    I was waiting to see Turtles, when it hit me: “Do not disturb.” Just what it means!
    Thanks, Miles!

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