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The last day of the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, Jon and I went on a 6am to 6pm birding trip of Deseret Ranch.  This ranch is enormous.  We took a bus that drove 200 miles on the ranch.  It was amazing, I saw antelope, a moose, jackrabbits and a badger.  For lunch we stopped at the center of the ranch where there was a very bird-active pond.

One of the birds flying around is called the Yellow Warbler.

As you may recall, there are a lot of warblers in the world.  Here is an old picture that I have of a Wilson’s Warbler in California.  I was waiting to post a better shot, but who knows if I’ll see one in Utah.

Back to the Yellow Warbler.  The males have reddish streaking on their front, which you can almost see here.

They make little tittering noises, but you’re most likely to find one because of the bright feathers.

It’s a very busy birding season right now because the birds are all working so hard making nests and eating in preparation for raising babies.  I’ll be on the lookout for more warblers.

2 Responses to “Deseret Ranch and Yellow Warblers”

  1. Tiffany says:

    I always get excited by a yellow bird! I love that you caught him in mid song :-).

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I know, it’s always best when their beaks are open. :-)