Yellow Warbler male 5/12/18

“Ching ching ching a-ling a-ling” is how I paraphrase this bright little creature’s song, though often it’s given as “Sweet sweet sweet I’m so sweet,” speeding up and rising in pitch near the end. You’ll often see and hear them in the shrubbery just along the shore, though they are found along streams, roadsides, and wet woody willow thickets all across Canada and the northern US. They are often brood-parasitized by Brown-headed Cowbirds and get tricked into raising a giant chick of another species.

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