The Travels of Tug 44

Common Yellowthroat

The Common Yellowthroat likes hanging out in our local swamps during summer, where they gorge themselves with bugs.   high-res

The Common Yellowthroat is seldom seen, but several had congregated at a spot in the swamp where there was a cloud of flying bugs hatching out of the water. They mostly picked the bugs off the reeds but sometimes they would fly through the cloud of bugs and catch them in the air. Yumm, yumm.   high-res

Common Yellowthroats are very agile climbing around in the reeds and no bug goes uneaten.   high-res

As with many birds, Common Yellowthroats have special camouflage to conceal their eyes. They wear a little robber mask and it does the job nicely.   high-res

This Common Yellowthroat is taking a break from hunting bugs. And a day or two later, the remaining bugs were all dispersed and the Yellowthroats were gone. We have not seen them again, anywhere.   high-res

The Common Yellowthroat, a very efficient bug hunter in the swamps.

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