Sunday, May 29, 2016

Yellow Warblers in the Wascana Habitat Conservation Area

The Wings over Wascana nature festival was held in Regina, SK, this weekend, and as I walked around the Habitat Conservation Area. I was surprised by how many Yellow Warblers were enjoying the marsh.

Yellow Warbler. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.
Male Yellow Warbler, singing beside Wascana Lake,
in the Habitat Conservation Area.  © SB

I'm getting to know the Yellow Warblers' sweet, chipping calls after hearing them in other parts of Wascana Park — and I love seeing their flashes of gold in the trees. (We even had one late evening in our backyard a couple of weeks ago.) And in the marsh, I was lucky to be able to watch a female Yellow Warbler build her nest!

Volunteers were banding birds, so it was very cool to later see a Yellow Warbler with a band on his leg. (You can see the band on the bird's right leg, close to the foot, visible just behind the branch...)

Yellow Warbler. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.
A banded male Yellow Warbler, in Wascana Park, Regina, SK   ©SB

What are these? Yellow Warblers - Paruline jaune
Location: Wascana Habitat Conservation Area, Wascana Marsh/Park/Bird Sanctuary, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo date: May 28, 2016


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