Pair of Yellow-Rumped Warblers
These yellow-rumped warblers are learners. After first seeing one in Southern Virginia at False Cape State Park, I was able to attract them to the birdfeeders in my backyard. One tried repeatedly to hover at the suet cage while feeding, rather than grasping the cage with its claws. After several frustrating attempts to feed, it sat and watched other birds that came and grasped the cage to feed. Shortly, the warbler figured out he could do the same, and was soon happily eating suet.
At first look, these birds appear somewhat plain besides their yellow rumps and flanks. However, a closer look will reveal beautiful blues and grays.
This watercolor painting is on 11” x 14” heavyweight paper.