Of all of the warbler species that pass through the Toronto area in migration, the Yellow Warbler is one of the few species that actually nest here.
The Yellow Warbler is a small, round-headed warbler with a beady black eye and stout bill.
I saw this pair gathering food for chicks near Bluffers Beach.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Male Yellow Warblers have chestnut streaks on the breast.
Females are mostly unstreaked.
Some people refer to both Yellow Warblers and Goldfinches as “wild canaries”.
Yellow Warblers are usually found near the tops of shrubs or small trees.
Yellow Warblers breed near water in shrubby thickets and woods.
They winter in mangrove forests in Central amd South America.
Yellow Warblers eat mostly insects that they pick from foliage or capture on short flights or while hovering to reach leaves. Typical prey include midges, caterpillars, beetles, leafhoppers and other bugs, and wasps. (allaboutbirds.org)
Several Baltimore Orioles were in the same area as the warblers.
Some views of the area.
The lack of a ring on the bill and flesh coloured legs identify this as a Herring Gull.
Thank-you to Leah Salvador-Ferrone for these photos.
Just want to share a neat shot of a GBH shaking off water. He almost looks like a drill.
Also, the goldfinch at Marie Curtis looked really good against the purple of the thistle.
Shine on, majestic one!
Shine on, O glorious sun!
And never fail to cheer
My life so dark and drear.
Whene’er thou shinest bright,
And show thy brilliant light,
The cares I know each day
Silently steal away. – Eloise Bibb Thompson (1878–1928)