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Yesterday, driving along Wildlife Drive I saw several birds jumping in and out of a juniper tree on one side of the road. I stopped and took photos of Yellow-rumped Warblers, birds which are quite abundant in the fall as they eat the plentiful berries on the juniper. These birds normally eat insects but in the fall they love the juniper berries which are too bitter for human consumption.

Young Yellow-rumped Warbler eating juniper berries.
Yellow-rumped Warbler with a juniper berry.
Reaching up.
Make no mistake about it, it’s a yellow-rumped warbler.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

I think they were female warblers. Some took time to look at the photographer.

“Make sure you tell them how pretty I am!”
Female Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, even if you are not in the US.