Another Common Rosefinch was on Bardsey on Saturday, where a Golden Oriole sang on Sunday, though the pick of the rarities was in Pembrokeshire, where a Yellow-rumped Warbler
from North America was found on RSPB's Ramsey Island.
Warblers in winter are rare indeed, the one exception being yellow-rumped warbler
. "Butterbutts" are uncommon this time of year, but we do see a few.
FACT In 2014, a yellow-rumped warbler
, which should have been spending winter in South America, was spotted in a garden in Durham.
In 2014, a yellow-rumped warbler
, which usually spends winter in South America, turned up in a garden in Durham.
We also considered the suite of 17 transient wood warblers together [excluding Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Setophaga coronata coronate), which was abundant]: Golden-winged (Vermivora chrysoptera), Tennessee (Oreothlypis peregrina), Orange-crowned (O.
songs delivered early in the breeding season prior to the arrival of the females differed from songs delivered before dawn later in the season after the arrival of the females, with rare exception.
"Our mum took a picture and showed it to RSPB staff who identi-fied it as a yellow-rumped warbler
. We were shocked that such a rare bird would come to our normal garden in County Durham."
And there were nearly two dozen other species, like the brilliant red vermillion flycatcher, the yellow-rumped warbler
, the golden-fronted woodpecker, and the yellow-headed verdin.
There was the parula, or blue yellow-backed warbler; the black-throated green warbler and one known by the bright color of its little, bitsy haunches: the yellow-rumped warbler
. "Its nickname is `butterbutt,'" Ms.
The second axis (eigenvalue=0.141) reflected the distribution of the Yellow-rumped Warbler
Conversely, the following seven species were present in the burned site, yet absent in the unburned: Indigo Bunting, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica), Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvis), Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), and Yellow-rumped Warbler
Conversely, 21 species occurred after 1950 that had not been reported prior to that year: green-winged teal, northern pintail, greater scaup, common goldeneye, red-breasted merganser, golden eagle, gyrfalcon, black-bellied plover, ruddy turnstone, sanderling, least sandpiper, white-rumped sandpiper, Thayer's gull, Iceland gull, glaucous gull, American robin, northern wheatear, yellow-rumped warbler
, blackpoll warbler, Harris's sparrow, and white-crowned sparrow.