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Yellow-throated Vireo

May 10, 2006

I got a call from a friend this morning telling me about a Yellow-throated Vireo that she found in Lee Martinez Park in downtown Fort Collins. Oooo, another lifer opportunity, I thought. So I jammed down there, and with the help of another fellow, I was able to find the bird real quick-like.

A very handsome bird, singing sporadically and sounding much like his “Solitary Vireo” cousins. I don’t always get these kind of gratifying chase results, and I’m thrilled to also get a decent photo of it. My blog probably makes it seem like I get plenty of good photos from my birding experiences, but that’s misleading – I often post the successes, and (obviously) never the failures, of which there are plenty.

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2 comments

  1. I’ve never seen one. But, I hear their really hard to discern from other vireos.


  2. very pretty bird. congratulations on catching it on time. (and thanks for acknowledging the failures!)



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