Yellow-rumped Warbler [Setophaga coronata] ~ #42

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) ~ Colony Farm Regional Park, Port Coquitlam, BC ~ April 19, 2015
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) ~ Colony Farm Regional Park, Port Coquitlam, BC ~ April 19, 2015

This one’s kind of a first for me as well. There are a few varieties of the Yellow-rumped Warbler. Last year was my first spotting of this Warbler in Lillooet, but that was the Audubon variety. Just a few weeks ago, while taking a walk around Colony Farm Regional Park I spotted this little Yellow-rumped Warbler, but this one was the Myrtle variety.

I noticed these pics are pretty grainy and since I’m shooting in Aperture Priority it set the ISO for me. Was my aperture too small, and the camera compensated by increasing the ISO? I’ve been experimenting and taking the same shots in various apertures to see the results, but in this case the bird didn’t sit down long enough for me to experiment. Regardless I’m pretty happy with the flying shot above, even though it is a little grainy. The shot on the side here was taken from a distance after he flew away, you can catch a glimpse of how he got his name (ie – yellow rump).

The shot on the bottom is the Audubon variety that I spotted last April in Lillooet.  I love how the yellow just glows against the greys in this pic, no enhancements were used, that’s exactly how the camera picked it up.  Love these Warblers, what great colouring!

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon) ~ Lillooet, BC ~ April 2014

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