Date: 4/3/21 5:30 am From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> Subject: [wisb] Yellow-rumped Warbler
I had my first yellow-rump yesterday. I first identified it by its call notes - the distinct "pttt, pttt" kind of sound. This caught my attention so I started to pish in order to get a look. It flew in briefly, and perched overhead, and headed on although I didn't have my binoculars with me. Later in the afternoon I again heard but did not see it as it moved through the woods. Same bird or another individual - but the first one(s) arrived with more to come very soon - likely with the predicted south winds last night and over the next few days. I always like to hear this call note that is different from other warblers in spring before they begin to sing and again in fall when they are coming through.